By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — With the fall sports season just around the corner, Montgomery County, Pa. is offering tips to youth sports organizations on how to prevent fraud that, in many cases, empties the organizations’ bank accounts.

The most recent case was just last month, when an Abington, Pa. man was charged with stealing about $40,000 from two organizations where he served as president and treasurer (see related story).

So, county controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr. and district attorney Risa Ferman are teaming up to hold three presentations next month that will offer tips for anyone involved in youth sports on how to prevent thefts.

Greenleaf says there are simple, inexpensive things these organizations can do.

“It can be as simple as requiring two signatures on every check, to make sure that there are two sets of eyes on every expenditure that goes out the doors,” he tells KYW Newsradio, “and it’s those kinds of things they can do to help prevent these things.”

He says prosecutors and auditors will talk about protecting the funds and keeping them out of some crook’s pockets.

The sessions are September 12th in Upper Dublin, Sept. 18th in Upper Merion, and Sept. 25th in Lower Salford.

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