Natalie G. Phelps, 37, McHenry.

A former president of a children’s softball league in McHenry has been arrested after police say she stole $16,000 in funds from the league’s bank account for personal use.

Natalie G. Phelps, 37, McHenry, was charged with one count of theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony.

Board members of the McHenry Pigtail League in early August made a report with the McHenry Police Department.

The organization had discrepancies with their bank accounts and a large amount of money was unaccounted for.

The McHenry Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted an extensive investigation into the report.

Police officials said it was learned that Phelps was the league’s president during the time of the discrepancies.

Phelps improperly withdrew approximately $16,000 from the league’s accounts for her own personal use, police officials said.

“Non-profit organizations such as the McHenry Pigtail League are vital to the community. The league provides children with skills, character, sportsmanship and community spirit through organized softball,” the police department said in a statement.

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“The McHenry Police Department is committed to investigating anyone that takes advantage of our non-profit organizations and will pursue their prosecution to the fullest extent allowed by the law,” the department added.

Phelps was arrested without incident by the McHenry Police Department on Monday.

She was processed at the department and then transported to the McHenry County Jail.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.