Former Treasurer Of Horsham Soccer Association Accused Of Stealing $64K
By Steve Beck and Matt Rivers
HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) — The former treasurer of the Horsham Soccer Association is accused of stealing more than $64,000 and went as far as forging signatures to commit the crimes, investigators said.
Daniel Heinze was the treasurer of the Association between November of 2009 and November of 2013. During that time, investigators say he stole $64,292.
Heinze is charged with multiple counts of felony theft, receiving stolen property, forgery and related charges.
“I feel like I stand up far too often and talk about these sort of cases where someone is alleged to have been stealing from a non-profit organization,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri-Ferman said.
According to investigators, during his time as treasurer, Heinze wrote 23 checks from the Association’s account and deposited those checks into his personal bank accounts for his own use.
In addition, Heinze is accused of forging the signatures of Association’s presidents and altered the financial records to hide the deposits into his accounts.
During the 2013 end of the year financial review, the Association’s current board noticed multiple discrepancies in the financial records and forwarded the information to the Horsham Police Department.
“What they saw were a large volume of checks listed on financial records as void and then comparing that to the bank records, they found the checks had actually been paid out,” Vetri-Ferman said.
Heinze was arraigned Wednesday in Horsham and is free on $100,000 unsecured bail.
Heinze allegedly did admit to the crimes to investigators and said he’d replaced most of the money that he’d stolen.
The Horsham Soccer Association is a sports organization that provides a wide range of intramural and travel soccer teams to the youth of the Horsham Community.
It released the following statement in part regarding Heinze:
“We assure you the existence of our club is not jeopardy. Every action has been taken to make sure something like this incident will not happen again. We will continue to provide both travel and intramural soccer programs for our youth. “