Saturday, November 29, 2008
Former New York Bowling Exec Accused Of $274K Embezzlement; NY Chapter's Charter Is Rescinded
Stephen P. Donahue, 54, of Weedsport, New York, is accused of stealing some $274,000 from the New York chapter of the US Bowling Congress Association. Donahue was removed as the chapter head in May after 23 years at the helm. He allegedly withdrew cash from an association account using the organization's ATM card while he was at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, New York. The withdrawals occurred between September 2006 and May 2008. The fraud came to light after an annual audit of the association's books turned up discrepancies. He is charged with second-degree grand larceny and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.