Little league president charged with embezzlement
The president of the Canton Little League softball team and a former longtime sheriff’s deputy was recently arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the team’s account.
Anthony Lee Justice, 42, has been charged with felony embezzlement after about $4,900 was unaccounted for, said Canton Police Department Det. Shawn Gaddis.
This was his first year to serve on the board, and he took on several other responsibilities including concession stand manager and equipment manager.
As part of his duties, Justice was in charge of depositing money collected from the team’s main fundraiser — concessions at the games.
He was also the only board member in possession of a team debit card.
The investigation revealed that the misappropriations occurred from June through November, with 16 ...