The former vice president of the Glen Rock Shooting Stars Soccer Club is facing charges of theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the organization, according to the .
Wednesday with 3rd degree theft by deception, according to Glen Rock Police Cpt. Jonathan Miller.
The youth soccer club wrote a letter Wednesday to parents and coaches stating that a "significant amount of money" had been "misappropriated", dating as far back as Sept. 2010.
"In the past few weeks, the club became aware of suspected embezzlement activity in our bank account," Shooting Stars president Declan Daly wrote in the July 24 letter. "The suspected fraudulent activity was uncovered during the transition of new board member responsibilities, and spanned a period of two years."
It's not clear how much money was allegedly lifted from the youth soccer club's coffers, but Miller said the theft charge stipulates a sum between $500 and $75,000. The investigation remains open and the report has not been finalized, but Miller said Corry is believed to have taken "several thousand dollars."
"We're still going through all the books," he said, adding that "he [Corry] was extremely remorseful and very cooperative with authorities."
Corry declined to comment when reached Thursday afternoon. He was processed on Wednesday and released on his own recognizance. He faces an upcoming court date of Aug. 7, Miller said.
The youth organization fields more than a dozen competitive club teams and counts hundreds of members, many coming from Glen Rock.
Corry, previously the board treasurer, had been elected vice president at the June 27, 2012 meeting. He was to be the point person for indoor soccer and field maintenance and was also a coach, the group stated on its website.
Details as to how the money went missing remain unclear. Daly, the club president, said he couldn't offer much in the way of details for fear it would "jeopardize the investigation."
However, he told Patch in an e-mail that the travel youth soccer club had cut ties with one board member, though he did not identify the individual and declined to answer further questions.
In the letter addressed to parents and coaches, Daly said club operations would not be hindered by the "misappropriations," and said steps have been taken to prevent future mistakes.
"As we move forward…and we will, our core mission for Shooting Stars will remain to provide the youth of Glen Rock and surrounding towns with a fun, competitive and safe environment in which they can build and develop their skills as soccer players as well as a general sense of the game, teamwork, sportsmanship, values, and overall confidence."
Correction: Corry was previously the treasurer prior to becoming the vice president.
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