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      Woman accused of stealing $8000 from Little League, turns self in

      Tanya Howard. (Source: CCSO)

      NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A woman turned herself in to police on Wednesday after a financial audit of Lowcountry Little League showed more than $8,000 was missing from the organization's account.{}

      Charleston County deputies said Tanya Garvin Howard had agreed to turn herself in to officials at 2 p.m. on charges of breach of trust.

      Howard faced a judge in bond court Wednesday night. The judge gave her a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, which means she can leave jail without having to put up any money.

      According to the sheriff's office, Howard resigned from her position as the treasurer for the Lowcountry Little League program on Johns Island after an investigation showed that $8,360 had been taken from the account over a two-year period.

      Bill Edmonds, the league's district administrator, said Howard was a volunteer. He added that the money stolen accounts for roughly one-quarter of the league's budget.

      He said he hopes the lost money will be recovered through insurance the group has through the national Little League program.

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