• Woman arrested, accused of stealing from civic club


    Polk County deputies have arrested the former treasurer of a Lakeland civic club who they said admitted to embezzling more than $50,000 dollars from the organization.

    Investigators deputies said Caroline Bonds, 49, admitted to systematically stealing the money from the Imperial Lions Club.

    Officials said Bonds had been treasurer of the club since 2005 but quit earlier this year.

    Bonds is being held on $25,000 bond.


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