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Ex-President Charged With Stealing Money From Football League In Westchester

A former president of a tackle football league in Westchester has been charged with stealing money from the organization.
A former president of a tackle football league in Westchester has been charged with stealing money from the organization. Photo Credit: Pixabay

A former president of a tackle football league in Westchester has been charged with stealing money from the organization.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced on Friday, Aug. 30 that 50-year-old Lawrence Alston of New Rochelle was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court for stealing money from a bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League while he was president.

The felony complaint alleges that Alston helped himself to more than $20,000 from the Key Bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League between Jan. 23, 2019 and June 13, 2019, Scarpino said, noting the money was taken for his personal use. 

Key Bank notified the league when funds were overdrawn.

Alson is charged with third-degree grand larceny, a Class D felony. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Sept. 26.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gwendolyn Galef, Chief of the Investigations Division Economic Crimes Bureau. Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Marcus of the Westchester County District Attorney’s New Rochelle Branch assisted. 

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