( Lebanon ) 44-year-old Michele Petrey of Springboro has been sentenced to three years community control, which includes 90 days in county jail, 100 hours community service, and restitution for stealing money from the Clearcreek Youth Soccer Association.
If she fails to comply with all of the terms of community control, she faces a possible prison sentence of 18 months. The total loss to the organization was $64,800.56 of which Petrey has previously repaid $11,998.48. Petrey’s attorney produced the balance of $52,802.08 at yesterday’s hearing. Judge Peeler also ordered that Petrey shall not serve on any boards of any organizations in a voluntary capacity or in respect to finances.
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Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell complimented the Springboro Police Department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation for their work on the case. He also said this case should prompt all non-profit organizations to examine their systems for handling money. “This case should serve as a warning to other charitable and youth organizations to implement anti-theft procedures and internal controls to prevent the misappropriation of funds, and that there are severe consequences for those who violate the trust placed in them,” said Fornshell.