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Woman Arrested In Little League Embezzlement Case

on September 24, 2019 - 9:11pm

Staff Report

Police made an arrest today in the case of the missing revenue from the Los Alamos County Little League concessions during this year’s season.

Cmdr. Preston Ballew confirmed this evening that police have charged the volunteer responsible for collecting and depositing that revenue, Janice Lovato, with embezzlement.

League President Magdalen Miller told the Los Alamos Daily Post Sunday that the League Board had reported their suspicions and concerns to the Los Alamos Police Department.

Miller said that as a board committed to the players of the league, they were immensely disappointed that the revenue was never deposited. She added that this unfortunate situation was not a reflection of the board, the local Little League or Little League International.

Immediate Past President James Chrobocinski told the Los Alamos Daily Post Sunday that he was saddened by news of the missing revenue. He said that he and his wife Jackie were very upset to learn that a volunteer (Lovato) had taken all of the money and not deposited it. He explained that his wife ran that concession for many years and when the new volunteer (Lovato) took over this year she gave her clear and thorough training including instructions to deposit the funds several times a week.