In North Phoenix, it is reported that a volunteer with the Arizona High School Hockey Association (AHSHA) was arrested by police after being accused of embezzling over a half million dollars.
47 year old Mary Ann Williams was arrested on April 3rd after creditors alerted police of her fraudulent activities. In 2005, Williams started writing checks to herself and to personal debtors, making payments directly from AHSHA's bank account. She used the organizations debit card to make personal purchases and forged documents for two loans, totaling $107,000.
In 2003, Williams had a son playing hockey in the organization, so she volunteered and became the acting treasurer. Williams was arrested and booked into jail on charges of theft and
fraud, which are Class 2 felonies, and
forgery, which is a Class four felony.