BONIFAY - Two top Holmes County Council on Aging employees have been arrested for stealing money from the nonprofit organization that provides support to the local elderly population, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement news release stated Wednesday.

Amber Wing, 51, of  1301 Race Car Alley in Bonifay, and Ginny Cooper, 43, of 1574 N. Highway 79 in Bonifay, for grand theft. They misappropriated HCOA funds over a period of three years by giving themselves unapproved pay raises, the release stated.

At HCCOA, Wing served as the former executive director and Cooper as the fiscal officer.

The investigation revealed that they gave each other pay raises without the necessary approval of the Council’s board of directors, resulting in a loss to the HCOA in excess of $65,000, the news release stated.

Arrest warrants for were Wing and Cooper were obtained Aug. 6, charging them each with grand theft, a second degree felony.

Wing and Cooper were booked into the Holmes County Jail yesterday.  The Office of the State Attorney, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit is prosecuting this case, the release stated.