The jury trial for former Boys & Girls Club director Rob Clay may get underway next Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Clay is charged with theft in connection with the embezzlement of more than $25,000 from the club.
According to the Joplin Globe's coverage of Clay's preliminary hearing, a police detective testified that Clay had written checks totaling $41,080 on the club's account to his own bank accounts and wrote an additional $9,000 worth of checks for cash. Globe coverage indicated police believe Clay embezzled more than $100,000 and possibly as much as $200,000.
Clay, 51, was director of the club for 15 years.
A backup date of Wednesday, June 16, has been set for the trial.