Banker accused of stealing from children
November 22, 2009
A 40-year-old Heritage Oaks Bank employee admitted to stealing $24,400 from a youth soccer account and transferring the funds to a personal account. [Tribune]
The youth soccer group treasurer and bank employee, Douglas Smith, admitted the theft in an e-mail to Christopher Cline, the sport’s group chairman, on Oct. 6 and promised to repay the funds within 25 days. Smith failed to return the youth group’s monies and was suspended as the group’s treasurer. He has also been fired by Heritage Oaks Bank.
Paso Robles police are waiting for the county District Attorney’s Office to determine whether or not Smith should be arrested.