Couple Allegedly Steals $91,000 From Youth Soccer Club For Vacations, Parties

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The former president of a New Jersey youth soccer league and her husband, who served as the team’s field director, have been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 in funds from the organization for their own personal benefit.

Kathleen and Joseph Murawski are facing charges of theft of movable property over $75,000, conspiracy to commit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card after Old Bridge law enforcement officials alleged that the couple stole $91,000 from the soccer league, according to a release from the police department.

Authorities were first alerted after Old Bridge Soccer League (OBSL) officials noted a problem with the organization’s accounts. That alert spawned a six-month investigation by Detective Jessica Caffey, who examined bank and credit card records pertaining to the OBSL’s funds, the release stated. (RELATED: School Administrator Accused Of Embezzling $600K For IVF Treatments, Family Vacations)

Through her investigation, Caffey found multiple unauthorized withdrawals from the league’s accounts which were allegedly used to fund the Murawskis’ personal expenditures.

“It was determined that the couple made unauthorized withdrawals of money from the league’s accounts to fund personal purchases, including, but not limited to, expenses related to a trip to Walt Disney World and other travel, an extravagant party for their child, Amazon purchases and utility bills for their home,” the release from the Old Bridge Township Police Department read.

The couple are being held at the Middlesex County Correction Center as they wait a detention hearing, the release stated.