CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– The former bookkeeper of the Arapahoe Youth Sports League will appear in court on theft charges.
Pamela Schlehuber has been accused of embezzling as much as $200,000. According to court documents Schlehuber said she used the money to pay bills for the organization.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Schlehuber, 51, is suspected of pilfering the money from the youth sports league over the course of five years.
But Schlehuber, who served as AYL treasurer, told CBS4 investigators are wrong, “I didn’t take any money. When I turned the books back over, there was no money missing.”
Schlehuber was treasurer for the AYL until 2011 according to the organization. It coordinates sports for about 6,000 boys and girls from Castle Rock to Northeast Denver.
According to an announcement posted on the AYL website by its President Craig Randall in August 2012, the board of directors conducted a review of bookkeeping records “and uncovered potential issues with the accounting of the AYL funds.”
The organization then notified the Arapahoe County Sheriff which began a financial investigation involving multiple bank accounts.
On its website, the AYL President noted that, “Notwithstanding this unfortunate turn of events… there has never been and there never will be an interruption in the services provided by the AYL to all of the families and players.”
Schlehuber was expected in court on Wednesday.