Orcutt youth football president arrested for embezzlement
December 24, 2014
The former president of the Orcutt Youth Football League is accused of embezzling more than $20,000 from the organization. [KEYT]
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyrome Lee, 35, after determining that he issued unauthorized checks, falsified invoices and embezzled league funds. An internal audit showed the football league was missing more than $20,000.
Lee resigned as president of the league shortly after being questioned by board members about the discrepancy in the bank account.
On Saturday, deputies searched Lee’s car and home and seized numerous electronic devices and other evidence supporting the embezzlement charge, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. The deputies also found two firearms at Lee’s house.
Lee is a convicted felon and cannot legally possess firearms, Hoover said. The sheriff’s office is requesting that prosecutors also charge Lee with being a felon in possession of firearms.
Deputies booked Lee in the Santa Maria jail on $25,000 bail. Lee posted bail and was released the day of his arrest.