Football League Treasurer Charged for
Stealing Nearly $5,000 in One Month

The treasurer of a midget football league is accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in just one month.

Sheriff’s deputies say 41-year-old Allen Carlson Jr. of Dunkirk used Lakeshore Midget Football League money for his own purposes between September 8 and October 15. When league officials discovering the missing $4,786 they contacted the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Investigation Division.

Carlson was charged with grand larceny, and has already paid the money back. He has been scheduled to appear in Town of Chautauqua Court next month.

The midget football league is comprised of teams from Sherman-Ripley, Chautauqua Lake, Bemus Point, Southwestern, Frewsburg, Cassadaga, Brocton, Westfield, Falconer and Panama.

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