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Treasurer arrested after allegedly stealing $66,000 from youth baseball league in McHenry

Kelly M. Ference, 32, of McHenry
Kelly M. Ference, 32, of McHenry

A former treasurer is facing numerous felony charges after police said she stole more than $66,000 from a youth baseball association in McHenry.

Kelly M. Ference, 32, of the 5000 block of West Pyndale Drive in McHenry, was arrested on Saturday and charged with forgery, forgery issue/deliver document, and theft, all of which are felonies.

The McHenry Police Department and McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office began the investigation after the McHenry Baseball Association reported discrepancies with its bank accounts on August 23. They said that they were concerned that a large amount of money was not paid to the league’s vendors in 2016 and 2017.

Authorities said that Ference allegedly cashed 77 checks between July 18, 2016, and July 27, 2017, which totaled $66,636.

Ference was a treasurer at the association back in August but is no longer a volunteer there because she did not run for the position again in the November election, the Northwest Herald reported.

Ference was transported to the McHenry County Jail where she remained held on a $75,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court again on December 13.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Criminal Investigation division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.


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