A past president of the Winchester Youth Baseball League and another man were arrested last week for allegedly setting up a false organization to pay the league’s volunteers.
Larry K. Roe, 47, of 209 Sandalwood Pointe, and Mark F. Thomas, 49 of 140 Casa Landa Way, were both arrested Oct. 12 after investigators from the Kentucky Division of Charitable Gaming obtained warrants.
Both men were charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000. They were later released on a $7,500 surety bond.
According to court documents filed by investigator Stella Plunkett, Roe was a past president fo the WYBL. In 2009, he allegedly “solicited and assisted” Thomas in establishing another entity. The new group, called Hometown Athletics, was formed to pay WYBL’s charitable gaming volunteers. Between April 2009 and November 2009, $16,586.28 went through Hometown Athletics to pay volunteers, according to the warrant.