Wednesday, November 10, 2010

California Man Charged With Embezzling $100K From Youth Sports Program

Cedric Earl Allen, 53, of Corona, California, was charged with embezzling about $100,000 from the Corona Youth Sports Foundation where he had served as treasurer. Allen is also accused of embezzling $17,000 from City Councilman Steve Nolan's re-election campaign for which he also had served as treasurer. Councilman Nolan started the Foundation 7 years ago to provide local children with athletic opportunities after school, including its signature boxing program, Corona Boxing. Specifically, Allen was charged with two counts each of grand theft, embezzlement, perjury and forgery as well as enhancements of theft of more than $100,000 and taking, damaging or destroying property. He has plead not guilty to the charges.

We note that Allen had also served as treasurer for the Corona Heights Baptist Church, the Santiago High School Choir Booster Club, the Christian Arts & Theatre of Corona and the Committee to Elect Stan Skipworth. Each had better check their books carefully.

Read the story here.

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