Woman convicted of stealing from soccer league

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - September 9, 2009

Tuesday's verdict came after a four-day jury trial in Montgomery County Court.

Thirty-eight-year-old Maryann Grant was convicted on two felony theft counts.

Prosecutors the Red Hill woman she stole $78,030 from the Valley Soccer Club when she served as its treasurer.

Her son once played in the league.

Prosecutors argue that the crimes, which happened over a four-year span, merit jail time.

The club discovered the thefts in March 2007, when a new treasurer found discrepancies in the club's financial records.

Grant says she was reimbursing herself for expenditures she made in the club's behalf.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.phillyburbs.com

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