Former treasurer of youth sports program accused of theft


An investigation is underway into an alleged theft by the former treasurer of the West St. Paul Youth Athletic Association.

The Pioneer Press reports the woman was terminated from the volunteer position after it was discovered more than $25,000 was missing.

On March 1, a board member noticed the former treasurer had been using the group's debit card and writing checks for personal expenses--from monthly rent to restaurants--out of its bank account for about 10 months.

Brad Shepherd, association president, tells the newspaper that the woman gave a written confession.

She has not yet been charged, but West St. Paul police are investigating.

Shepherd says the stolen cash is less than 5 percent of the operating revenue. The association provides baseball, soccer and football for more than 700 kid ages 5 to 15 in West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Sunfish Lake.

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