Former Youth Hockey Treasurer Indicted for Stealing At Least $100K

November 1, 2022 / Athletic Administration
A former treasurer of a local youth hockey league in Pennsylvania has been indicted on a felony theft-scheme charge of stealing at least $100,000 from the youth sports group.

Whitney Blair Beach is the person charged with the theft-scheme of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association, according to Hagerstown Police, speaking to the Herald-Mail Media group.

youth hockeyThe report from Herald-Mail Media outlined the events that occurred in the Pennsylvania town. Below is an excerpt from the Herald-Mail Media.

Beach, 36, of Waynesboro, Pa., was indicted Wednesday by a Washington County grand jury on the felony charge as well as a misdemeanor count of being a fiduciary of the association trust who fraudulently and willfully appropriated money from the youth hockey group, court records state.

Beach is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Washington County Circuit Court in this case in early December, according to an online court docket.

In an email last Thursday, Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association President James Compher wrote that association officials declined to comment and referred questions to Hagerstown Police.

Hagerstown Police Lt. Chad Woodring, in an email Thursday, confirmed Beach is a former treasurer for the hockey association.

“The HYHA brought the situation to HPD’s attention after discovering accounting irregularities. An investigation was conducted leading to the indictment,” Woodring wrote.

According to the indictment, the alleged theft occurred from around Aug. 20, 2017, to Oct. 28, 2020.

The youth hockey association uses the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex in Fairgrounds Park, but the rink is separate from the HYHA, according to an email from Chad Ziegler, the complex’s hockey director.

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