The former treasurer of a Washington soccer league was arrested on charges of stealing roughly $72,000, according to court documents, and is accused of writing checks to herself and making ATM withdrawals at a casino.
Deborah L. Angilley, a parent and former coach with the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Soccer Club, was scheduled to appear Thursday at a pretrial hearing in Pierce County Superior Court. She was charged with 11 counts of first-degree theft and two counts of second-degree theft.
The club consists of about 700 players between the ages of 4 and 17 was to use the money on equipment and field rentals.
"The club almost folded due to this theft, but has stayed in existence only through the generosity of those that have loaned us about $40,000," President Jeff Flesner said in a victim impact statement. "We have also lost credibility with some of the local youth, local sponsors, businesses, and creditors."
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