Hi, OP here.
Thank you everyone for your advice.
To answer some questions that have come up:
First, I should clarify that though my boss encouraged me to do so I never actually cancelled my personal phone. I very rarely use my work phone for personal calls, although as I do not have texting as part of my personal phone plan, I do use my work phone when I need to send texts. My work phone has unlimited text and data, so I am not incurring an additional cost to my organization and have not, until this incident occurred, considered it to be a "perk"
My first question, OP, is whether you are an hourly or salary employee?
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure.
Technically, I'm an hourly employee, but my boss has repeatedly insisted that I do not need to fill out time sheets, and that when I print up paychecks that I'm to enter mine for 40 hours a week regardless of actual time worked. This means that during event season there are weeks when I work well in excess of 40 hours a week, but that during our slow season I might work fewer hours a week and still get the same paycheck. Since the incident on Monday, my boss has been having me fill out my time sheet, which I believe is her attempt to punish me. I'm not bothered by this because for the sake of accuracy I feel much more comfortable documenting my hours than not. In short my boss treats me like a salaried employee even though I'm really hourly.
For those of you who have asked, no the cash receipts never added up. I did manage to account for all the raffle income by comparing my own notes of what I took with the ticket stubs and what ended up in the 50/50 pot was accurate. It was made more difficult because the tickets were sold at a discount if the buyer purchased a certain amount, but I recalled taking a certain number like that and a certain number as individual tickets, and that added up to all of the tickets in the drawing box. However, we also sold other tickets, which were basically coupons for the teams in the game, and the cash leftover after the raffle money was excluded didn't match the ticket stubs that were left. There were sheets of tickets assigned to each team at the event (a sports tournament) and each team was allowed a set number in order to keep the play fair, and I coould count the number of tickets sold by seeing how many of the total printed were left. We're off about $200 - $250 dollars (not a large percentage of the total revenue, but still holy crap $250!!) based on the total cash in the bank after excluding the raffle money and the ticket bank.
Now, I'm not entirely sure that the amount my boss set aside from the ticket bank when counting up money at the event matches what as drawn from the bank as part of our event preparation. She went back and forth about how much to take out, and set aside the higher amount from the cash receipts on the day of the event. Part of my job is to enter receipts, print checks and reconcile our monthly financials and bank statements, but since August isn't over we haven't received our monthly bank statements yet and I can't locate the withdrawal slip. Once I get the statements and enter the withdrawal into our financial software I'll know for sure. The difference discussed was about $200 so that would make sense.
That said, whatever her other faults might be, I don't think my boss would ever directly steal from the organization. She is forgetful, high strung, and as I am beginning to realize, more than a little manipulative, but not a thief. She frequently misplaces things, or forgets information I've just provided her, and given that it was pretty hectic when we were taking money, it's entirely possible that she handed out more tickets than she took money for. Because of that, although I've had my eyes opened regarding some aspects of my boss' character, I would believe that she made an honest mistake before I believed she had taken cash from our organization.
*edited for clarity.