Sacto 9-1-1
April 17, 2013
UPDATE: Former treasurer, husband accused of embezzling from Roseville Youth Soccer

heather_jo_sanford.jpegchristopher+lawrence+sanford.jpegThe former treasurer of the Roseville Youth Soccer organization and her husband have been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $173,000 from the organization.

Carmichael residents Heather Jo Sanford (left photo) and Christopher Lawrence Sanford (right photo), both 40, were taken into custody today by Roseville police detectives. They are being held in Placer County Jail in lieu of $173,000 bail.

Roseville Youth Soccer officials notified police in November of their suspicions that their former treasurer, Heather Sanford, had stolen a substantial amount of money from the youth sports organization from 2011 to 2012, according to a Police Department news release.

An investigation by Roseville detectives developed probable cause to arrest Heather and Christopher Sanford. According to police, the investigation uncovered evidence that Heather Sanford had written checks on the organization's account to her husband, made cash withdrawals and used the organization's debit card to purchase items for their personal use.

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