Complaint # 50-15-26442
Date: Friday, September 11th, 2015
Location: Dover Little League
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
On Friday, September 11th, the Dover Police Department charged former Dover Little League President, William Berry, with several crimes in connection with theft of money from the league. Berry turned himself in to the Dover Police Department and was accompanied by an attorney.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Berry was taking money from the organization and its various fundraisers, and using the leagues credit card for unauthorized personal purchases totaling over $4,000.00 over a period of time.
Berry was released on $7,000 unsecured bond after being charged with the following offenses:
-Theft Over $1,500
-Theft by False Pretense Over $1,500
-Unlawful Use of Payment Card Over $1,500
-Forgery 3rd Degree (2)
Statement from Dover Little League Board of Directors:
Following the values set forth by the Little League, the Dover Little League Board of Directors had the character and courage to pursue some questionable actions by our former president. Our Board is committed to maintaining the loyalty of our parents, players, community and sponsors. We regret deeply this incident has occurred but assure you it was dealt with swiftly. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide additional comments or information. We are thankful for the support of the Dover Police Department’s efforts and have been fully cooperative with their investigation.
Dover Little League Board of Directors