Monday, September 27, 2010

Bucks Sports League Head Gets Prison For Embezzlement in Pennsylvania

The former president and treasurer of the Warrington-Warwick Athletic Association’s girls’ basketball league in Bucks County is headed to prison for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit organization.Joseph Anderson pleaded guilty today to felony theft charges and was sentenced to 10-23 months in the county prison followed by three years’ probation.Prosecutors say the 59-year-old accountant wrote more than 100 checks to himself over a five-year period, embezzling about $70,000 they say was used to pay his bills.“When people are placed in a position of trust and they violate that position of trust, and in a nonprofit organization like this, they need to be punished for it. And also, a message needs to be sent.”
The judge rejected a request for house arrest. Karsch says the money has been paid back.And in a strange twist, the treasurer of the association’s boys’ basketball league is now awaiting trial on charges he stole more than $100,000. Police say the two cases are not connected and they don’t believe the men knew about each other’s alleged crimes.

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