BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A Boone County couple was arrested and is facing felony charges, accused of stealing from children by way of a midget football league.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeremy Johnson, 38, and Pamela Johnson, 35, of Bloomingrose, Wednesday.
Deputies say the Johnsons served as president and treasurer of the Seth Midget Football League from June 2014 through July 2018 and had “unfettered access” to the organization’s finances during that time.
While the embezzlement is still under investigation, deputies have already discovered several instances they believe the couple stole money. That includes approximately $14,000 in “suspicious” ATM withdrawals, approximately $3,200 in “cash back” related to purchases at Sam’s Club and Walmart, and over $1,100 spent in South Carolina while vacationing at Myrtle Beach.
Deputies say the transactions all took place with a debit card that is in the football league’s name.
The couple was arraigned on embezzlement and conspiracy charges with bail set at $25,000 surety each.
They were released on bond shortly after their arraignments and are due in court for a preliminary hearing within the next 20 days.