Posted: 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
Ohio booster club misdeeds
June 2006: State auditors issued a finding for recovery of $1,800 against a cheerleading adviser in Bellaire Local district over shoes and camp fees paid for by young cheerleaders.
October 2008: A Kettering woman was barred from volunteering anywhere money was involved as part of her sentence for stealing more than $5,000 from the Fairmont Athletic Boosters and a youth wrestling group.
January 2010: A former superintendent in Sandusky County was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing almost $300,000 in Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District funds, including $161,725 from six different booster groups.
November 2011: The former treasurer of the Franklin High School band boosters was ordered to repay $12,999 and barred from activities involving financial responsibility for stealing camp funds and concession stand receipts.
December 2011: Attorney General Mike DeWine announced his office had filed a civil lawsuit claiming money laundering, theft and racketeering by trustees of a sports booster group in Mansfield.
March 2012: The former treasurer of the Northmont band boosters in Montgomery County was sentenced to a year in prison and order to repay the club $10,136 he used for personal expenses and trips.
July 2012: The former treasurer of the athletic boosters in the Clinton-Massie school district was indicted in Clinton County on grand theft charges involving $55,000 missing from the club’s general and stadium funds.
Last week, the former president of an athletic booster club in Niles, Trumbull County, appeared in court on charges he stole more than $21,000 supposed to be used to support the varsity football team.
Sources: court records, press releases, media reports
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