Fresh off the June incident involving a treasurer of the Southington Lacrosse Association in Connecticut who was arrested and charged for allegedly embezzling nearly $100,000 from the organization, we have another episode of adults, youth lacrosse, and missing funds, this time in tax-free Delaware!!
Stephanie L. Trimmer, of Milford, Delaware was arrested and charged Thursday for allegedly draining the Cape Henlopen High School boys lacrosse boosters' club account of a little over $27,000.
The Cape Henlopen School District informed police on June 1 that its boys high school lacrosse boosters' account had money missing, police said. The account had a negative balance, and should have contained thousands, the school district reported to police. Trimmer, president of the booster club, had been writing checks to herself for cash at banks throughout eastern Sussex County and not turning in receipts to the treasurer, police said. Trimmer had been doing this since about February 2016 and was the only person with full access to the account since then, police said.
6 ABC news in Philadelphia did a segment on the story, additionally, here are a couple other articles on it as well. I checked out the Cape Henlopen School District website and their Twitter account, but haven’t seen a response, press release, or statement from the school district about the arrest yet.
This story is especially sad since Cape has a great lacrosse tradition. Indeed, the boy’s team lost in the state finals this year, while the girl’s team is an absolute monster that has won 9 straight Delaware state titles. Seriously, Cape’s girl’s team is the Golden State Warriors of Delaware women’s high school lacrosse.
The second-seeded Vikings (16-2) have now won 111 straight games against Delaware schools, a streak that began with a 16-3 victory over Caesar Rodney on May 4, 2009, a few weeks before the state title that started their run. The 19 goals were one shy of the title-game record scored by St. Andrew’s in 2004 but the most by Cape, which also equaled its largest title-game margin, winning by 12 goals for the third time in four years. Cape only won by 10 the other time.
Hopefully this incident doesn’t overshadow all the on the field success Cape has had over the years. Trimmer was arraigned and released on $1,000 unsecured bond.