Former WHS choir teacher arrested


April 18, 2012

MASON — The former choir teacher at Wahama High School has been arrested for allegedly using choir booster funds for personal use.

Crystal M. Hendricks, 43, Mason has been charged with one felony count of fraudulent schemes after an investigation by the Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Hendricks turned herself in on Wednesday and appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush who set her bond at $20,000. Hendricks posted this surety bond and was later released.

Cpl. K.M. Gilley led the investigation which alleges Hendricks took money from the Wahama Choir Boosters’ Farmers Bank account for personal use between Jan. 11, 2008, and Nov. 14, 2011. The criminal complaint alleges Hendricks used the boosters’ account in this manner on at least 14 occasions totaling $2,862.85, which included a $29 overdraft fee.

The complaint said information collected from the Mason County Board of Education was also used in the investigation.

Hendricks is no longer an employee with Mason County Schools.