(Richmond, IN)--Court proceedings began Monday in the case of a Wayne County woman accused of stealing more than $12,000 from a local organization that benefits hundreds of kids. 49-year-old Stephanie Ball was arrested last Friday and charged with felonies that include fraud and theft. Ball is accused of accessing the money through her association with the Wayne County 4H Horse and Pony Committee. Since the alleged theft was discovered, officials with the group say they’ve received lots of support for the kids and that the community has rallied around the organization. Ball’s private attorney appeared in court Monday. She is currently free on bond. About 200 kids are involved with the Wayne County 4H Horse and Pony Committee.