Hartselle police investigating possible theft of baseball program’s money

The Hartselle Police Department says Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball filed a police report on discrepancies with money in account funds.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 9:55 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2019 4:33 PM

Hartselle police are investigating missing funds from the Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball account.

This isn't the first time funds have been missing from their account. It's the fourth time this has happened over 19 years.

Hartselle police told WAAY 31 the youth baseball team filed a report for the missing money on Thursday. They said the team accountant noticed something was off with the accounts.

The money missing is what would be used to pay for field repairs and baseball camps.

Now, with the new allegations of money missing, we learned the board's president resigned from her role. We also learned the mayor, Randy Garrison, is placing the baseball program under the city's parks and recreation direction.

According to its website, Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball is a non-profit organization with a mission to help those who want to participate in youth baseball. 

We are working to reach out to the City of Hartselle and the Hartselle Dixie Youth Baseball board members to learn more information. Once we have this, we will provide updates both on air and online.

The team has experienced a similar issue in the past when a former board member was arrested in 2014 and pleaded guilty to theft of property and took a plea deal in 2016.

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