Police: Ex-treasurer stole $10K from Middletown Youth Club

The former treasurer of the Middletown Youth Club has been charged with embezzling at least $10,400 in club funds, according to police.

Elizabeth Hicks, 31, used a youth club bank account to write three checks totaling $8,428 to a gas station where she was employed as a manager, according to charging documents filed by Middletown police.

She also made four $500 withdrawals at ATMs, police said.

Authorities said in the complaint that there are other suspicious items in the club’s bank statements going back to April 2014 and the investigation is ongoing.

The club’s president told investigators he learned of the thefts when he was contacted by Hicks’s employer, who wanted to know why the club wrote out so much money to his gas station.

The owner suspected that Hicks was also stealing from him and using club funds to conceal the embezzlement, police said in the complaint.

Hicks was charged Thursday with two counts of theft and one count of access device fraud.

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