SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — A Slocomb woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing from a local youth baseball league, according to a Slocomb PD Facebook post.
On January 6, an investigation was opened in reference to funds belonging to the Slocomb Dixie Youth Baseball League being inappropriately used.
During the investigation, authorities found that a debit card belonging to the bank account associated with Slocomb Dixie Youth Baseball League was used multiple times outside of youth baseball purchases, along with numerous checks written and deposited into a personal bank account.
Police also determined that some checks were allegedly written by Jessica Harper of Slocomb were forged with another board member of the Slocomb Dixie Youth Baseball League’s signature. Slocomb police then requested subpoenas from the Geneva County District Attorney’s Office and served to several local banking institutions where recent transactions took place.
Additionally, SPD also stated they have video evidence that showed Harper allegedly committing these crimes.
Jessica Harper is charged with first-degree theft of property and third-degree forgery.
Police say Harper allegedly stole approximately $9,652.3.
Slocomb Dixie Youth Baseball League is a non-profit organization and relies solely on donations and team sponsorship for funding.
Harper is currently in the Geneva County Jail on a $35,000 bond. Harper could face a possible grand jury indictment in April, according to court records.
This is still an active investigation. Stay with WDHN News for updates.