Woman sentenced in theft case

April 21, 1998|By MARLO BARNHART

More than three years after a former secretary-treasurer of the American Little League was charged with stealing nearly $10,000 from that organization, the matter was resolved April 16 in Washington County Circuit Court.

Circuit Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Carolyn Ann Squibb, 52, of 15 Manor Drive, Apt. 202, to a six-month suspended jail sentence for felony theft.

Squibb, who has been in ill health for several years, also was placed on probation for six months. There was no fine.

As for restitution, McDowell ordered a civil judgment against Squibb in the amount of $5,000.

Hagerstown City Police Detective George Brandt said he was contacted in January 1995 by then American Little League President Michelle Andras who said league officials suspected Squibb had been stealing money, according to court records.


Andras told police Squibb had been treasurer of the league from August 1993 to October 1994. When Andras became president in September 1994, she requested an audit, according to court records.

The findings of the audit filled a 17-page report that listed numerous discrepancies, according to court records.

She told police then she only stole about $5,000 from the league, according to court records. Club officials had said the amount was closer to $10,000.

Club officials said no children were denied the ability to play on any of the league's teams because of the losses.

American Little League has about 300 youngsters playing on one field off Mill Street. Because it has only one field, the league plays seven days a week.

All the money raised by the club through concession stand and other fund-raisers is used for team needs, supplies and other expenses.

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