A Fort Mitchell woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Russell County Baseball League and using some of the money for personal expenses, per court documents and a former league board member.
According to a report from AL.com, authorities arrested Melissa J. Glasspoole, 45, in early July on charges of first-degree theft. Glasspoole was identified as the principal officer of the non-profit league and allegedly stole more than $2,500 from the organization from 2014 to 2017.
League board member Lakeitha Word told AL.com that questions regarding the league’s finances first came up about two years ago. Despite an uptick in sponsorships and donations, the league’s finances had actually gone down.
Regarding the situation, Word didn’t mince her words for Glasspoole.
“You not only took money from our kids, (but) you took money from our sponsors,” Word said.