Bucks Man Admits To Stealing From Boy’s Basketball League
WARRINGTON, Pa. (CBS) – For the second time this week, a former official with the Warrington-Warwick Athletic Association in Bucks County, Pa. has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the non-profit youth organization.
Stephen Feeley admitted in court that he wrote more than four dozen checks to himself over four years, embezzling nearly $100,000 from the boy’s basketball league where he was treasurer. The judge sentenced him to 10 to 23 months behind bars followed by three years probation.
Assistant DA Jay Karsch says the 49-year-old father of five told the court he used the money to pay the family’s bills:
“Apparently, he wasn’t able to meet his family obligations otherwise and decided that well these funds are available to me and I’ll just start using them.”
Earlier this week, the former president and treasurer of the girl’s basketball league was given the same sentence for stealing about $70,000. He repaid the money, Feeley still needs to pay back about $15,000.
Officials say the two men were not aware of each other’s crimes.
Reported By Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio