They say if you’re gonna go, might as well go big. William L. McKernan III, 45, of Whitpain, PA was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in the county prison plus a five year probation for stealing nearly two MILLION dollars from all of his other clients. Where did the cash go? According to cops, the list includes:
. . . membership to the Union League, tuition bills for private schools attended by his children, a one-day shopping trip for $12,500 worth of children’s clothing, supermarket and restaurant bills and even a tab at a gentlemen’s club. McKernan also used the money to purchase a wedding gift for the sister of the president of the company that he was ripping off and for “client appreciation” dinners.
It’s bad enough that you have to watch for errant foul balls during these games, now you have to dodge bullets as well? Who said baseball was boring anyway?
$100,000 gone just like that and no one noticed? And the real question is: how did they get so much money anyway?
Details from LoHud.com:
The New City Little League’s treasurer has been charged with stealing at least $100,000 from the nonprofit organization, becoming the second Rockland league treasurer in less than two years to face larceny charges.
Joyce Bidnick, 58, of 11 Mark Drive, New City, was charged Tuesday with second-degree grand larceny following an investigation by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and two other law enforcement agencies.
Bidnick told investigators that the amount of money stolen from the league since 2003 had reached $100,000, Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said Wednesday.
“An ongoing investigation will determine the actual amount of the theft,” Zugibe said, accusing Bidnick of violating the public’s trust by stealing from children and parents of her community Little League.
Many of you probably don’t know who Doug Savant is because likely you don’t watch the ABC show Desperate Housewives. If you did, you would know that Doug is a fine actor and plays a hard working family man on the show.
In real life, it also sounds like he’s a pretty upstanding guy (we have never heard him linked to a member of the Lohan or Kardashian families) who is president of his son’s Little League. Which is why it is surprising that Doug–according to our friends at TMZ.com–either didn’t know about park rules banning the consumption of alcohol, or that he did know and tried to sneak a beer into a recent game.
Regardless, another parent saw what was going on “in front of the children” and not only confronted Savant about the beer he was drinking from an innocent looking paper cup, but then called him out on it, forcing Doug to appear before the league’s Board of Directors.
The result? Doug was suspended for–wait for it!–an ENTIRE WEEKEND from watching games. Which means he can now enjoy a cold one in the privacy of his own home watching a real sporting event on his big screen TV instead of watching someone else’s loser kid pick his noses in the outfield. How will he survive that? We wouldn’t be surprised if this–oops–accidentally happens a few more times over the season.
Coaches getting caught in police sex sting operations has happened in the past and will likely happen in the future. But what are the odds that a Little League coach will fall for a fake Craigslist ad, from an “parent” claiming they were looking for someone to provide sexual “guidance” for their underage daughter, arrive at the sting house and then be arrested by a cop who’s kid played on the guy’s team?
This thing just has sick written all over it.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says a little league baseball coach is among the 15 men undercover detectives rounded up during an online sting to find child sex predators. While this wasn’t the first time Polk County sheriff’s detectives have targeted people who use the Internet to prey on children, there was one arrest that seemed to shock everybody.
“I don’t know who was the most surprised when the front door opened, him when he saw the sheriff’s detectives or the undercover sergeant who recognized him as his child’s youth baseball coach,” said Sheriff Judd.
Detectives say the coach, 33-year-old Tommy Dupre of St. Cloud, drove to the undercover home to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Dupre is among the men who detectives say responded to a fake ad posted by an undercover detective posing as a parent on Web sites like Craigslist. The ads solicited guidance for their child, some as young as 8, but none over the age of 14.
In Dupre’s case, the undercover agent posed as a father soliciting “guidance” for his daughter. In the email exchanges with the undercover agent, detectives say Dupre expressed his desire to engage in sexual activity with the 14-year-old girl and even admitted to stopping by a gas station to buy condoms before arriving at the home.
Online child sex sting nets 15, including little league baseball coach (WTSP)
Okay, so we don’t always describe people on this site at their best. In this case we have a father/coach whose own son was thrown out at third base during a Little League game. Not exactly the end of the world, but then the kid threw his helmet and was ejected from the game. Again, that DOES happen from time-to-time and you couldn’t blame the father/coach for being a little unhappy with the boy. But punching him in the face . . . TWICE? Even by our low standards that does seem excessive. So part of us wants to think that maybe the father’s lawyer is right and that the guy only pushed him in the back, not punched him in the face.
Here’s more from KWTX:
Youth baseball coach Ray Boudreau of suburban Harrisburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault after his 9-year-old son was punched in the face for being ejected from a game. According to court papers, Boudreau struck his son twice with a closed fist at the game Monday, but defense attorney Brian Perry says that while Boudreau handled the situation poorly, he actually struck the boy on the back.
Court papers say the umpire and scorekeeper called police, who arrested Boudreau at his Enola home. An officer says he observed redness on the boy’s face.