Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Former Head Of Wisconsin Little League Organization Accused Of Embezzling $200K

From Madison.com on 3/4/14:

The former president of a Little League organization in Madison is facing charges for allegedly embezzling $200,000 of the league's funds.

Stephen Verhage, 59, of Madison, is facing multiple felony counts of theft and fraudulent writings, Madison police said in a news release.

Verhage was president of the Kennedy Little League, 5801 Commercial Ave., which has 60 baseball teams and about 650 players.

"In November of 2012, police got a complaint regarding the embezzlement of funds," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "Information provided to the case detective indicated the fraudulent activity dated back to at least 2005."

The investigation into the complaint just wrapped up, with police determining about $200,000 had been taken from the organization, allegedly by Verhage.

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