Sunday, January 12, 2014

Leominster man pleads not guilty in Ashburnham Westminster hockey association embezzlement in Massachusetts

A Leominster man indicted last month on charges of embezzling nearly $30,000 from the Ashburnham Westminster Youth Hockey Association pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday morning in Worcester Superior Court.

A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments Dec. 10 charging Roger Lee, 50, of 232 Mechanic St., Apt. 2, Leominster with two counts of larceny of more than $250 by a common scheme. Mr. Lee is alleged to have stolen about $29,000 from the youth hockey program in 2010 while serving as its treasurer and bookkeeper.

Accompanied by his lawyer, Sean Smith, Mr. Lee entered not-guilty pleas and was released on $10,000 cash bail that was posted when the charges against him were still pending in Gardner District Court. The case was moved to Worcester Superior Court as a result of the indictments.

Judge James R. Lemire continued the case to Feb. 24 at the request of Mr. Smith and Assistant District Attorney John A. O'Leary

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