Youth league officers charged

Published 1:55 am Thursday, March 7, 2019

Two people who served as officers in the Pleasant Home Youth Football and Cheer League have been charged with stealing money from the organization.

According to a press release from the Covington County Sheriff’s Department, that department, in conjunction with the Covington County District Attorney’s Office began an investigation in October into the league in early October. The investigation lasted several months and through search warrants, subpoenas, and interviews it was discovered nearly $3,000 had been used for personal gains and not for the league. It was also discovered the president and secretary were the using the money for personal gains.

Wesley Douglas Cross, 41, who served as president of the league, was charged with theft of property in the first degree.  His bond was set at $10,000.

Kathleen Teresa Burditt, 55, who served as secretary, was charged with theft of property in the fourth degree. Her bond was set at $3,000.

Sheriff Blake Turman said, “The Pleasant Home Football Youth League is a non-profit organization. Leagues such as these raise money by bake sales, etc.  It’s a low blow for this to have happened to our community. The diligence of the investigators assigned this case is tremendous and greatly appreciated.”