$100K stolen from Bloomington softball organization

The association says it found out about the theft in early June.
Author:
Publish date:

Already feeling the financial pressure from the coronavirus pandemic eliminating the ability to play and host tournaments, the Bloomington Fastpitch Association is facing another financial hardship after the organizations bank account was emptied. 

The girls' softball league, which works with kids ages 6-18, announced this week that it was the victim of "significant financial theft." 

"Our bank account was completely emptied and we are still left with unpaid liabilities," the association reported in a GoFundMe. "We have already taken swift action to secure our account and are making process changes to prevent this from ever happening again." 

According to KSTP, the bank account was stripped of approximately $100,000. The league hasn't said if a police investigation is underway, nor has it disclosed if it'll be possible to recoup the lost money. 

The association is in the process of planning fundraising events, but says those initiatives come close to replacing the stolen income and lost revenue from COVID-19. 

"In order to continue operations, we need help. We humbly ask for your support to allow us to continue in our quest to provide a meaningful development opportunity for the young girls of Bloomington, MN," the GoFundMe says. 

As of Thursday morning, the online fundraiser had generated just over $10,000 of a $150,000 goal. If you'd like to donate, click here

Next Up

radio station, microphone

KFAN's Paul Allen recounts 'harrowing' fatigue from COVID-19

Paul Allen said he experienced extreme fatigue after testing positive.

Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 9.41.43 AM

Derailed train in Plymouth was carrying molten sulfur

No unusual air quality readings have been reported in the area.

Judge Peter Cahill - March 8

Chauvin trial: Jury pool sent home as court awaits appeals court guidance

Judge Cahill rejected the prosecution's motion to delay the start of jury selection, but it was delayed Monday anyway.

chauvin courtroom

Everything you need to know as Derek Chauvin's trial is set to begin

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, but could be delayed.

jack riebel

Restaurant community rallies around famed Twin Cities chef battling cancer

Jack Riebel, chef and owner of The Lexington, is starting a new aggressive treatment — his fourth in a year — in hopes of beating cancer.

Abbey_Murphy_6836

Gopher women snubbed from NCAA hockey tournament

Fair decision or was the selection committee biased?

hockey

Some Carver Co. schools, businesses reduce activities amid outbreak of COVID variant

The Minnesota Department of Health announced a 'rapidly growing' outbreak on Friday.

ambulance

2 men pulled from burning car after crash in Minneapolis

The two men are in "serious and critical condition" but are expected to survive.

All Energy Solar Residential Installation

End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.

Related

police lights

Minneapolis man accused of trying to murder Bloomington woman

Police found the victim unconscious on Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2020-04-23 at 9.54.20 AM

St. Paul mom raises almost $8k to replace daughter's stolen wheelchair

Andrea Glewee's GoFundMePage raised almost $8,000 in one day.

Thousands of pieces of mail, stolen guns, car recovered in Woodbury bust

The mail thieves stole from all over the metro, police say.

Bloomington parents charged in the drowning death of their baby

The parents are accused of leaving their young children alone at home.

Woman scammed out of more than $100K over 9 months

The victim was sending money orders over a period of about nine months.