Monday, February 8, 2016

N.J. man given 27 months in prison for stealing $550K from Pop Warner


A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Pop Warner organization based out of Langhorne, Bucks County, for the better part of the last decade, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey said.

David Marshall, of Jackson, volunteered for Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Starting in 2006, he handled the organization's financial bookkeeping, according to federal prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in January.

Marshall must also pay $559,841 in restitution.

The nonprofit organization is based in Langhorne, but while a volunteer there, Marshall acted as regional director for Pop Warner's Eastern Region, overseeing youth football, cheerleading and dance programs for numerous teams in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

"Marshall wrote checks from the Business Checking Account to pay various personal expenses, including college tuition, student loans, and payments to retail stores, among other things," the U.S. Attorney's Office alleged prior to Marshall's guilty plea. "It was further part of the scheme that defendant Marshall attempted to conceal his fraudulent activities by submitting false accounting spreadsheets and financial reports to Pop Warner's national headquarters."

Contact Brian X. McCrone at 215-854-2267 or Follow @brianxmccrone on Twitter.

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