Thirty-five-year-old Lea Elizabeth Vogelsang of Lindstrom was sentenced to finish one 12 months in a diversion program and one 12 months of supervised probation on Monday. Her mom, April Borash, entered a responsible plea to at least one rely of felony theft by swindle final month. She additionally agreed to obtain therapy for a gambling habit and to remain out of casinos.
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The hockey affiliation shares operation of the Roseville Bingo Corridor with the Halfway Speedskating Membership.
One among their former colleagues had expressed issues about lacking cash to one of many hockey affiliation’s board members in 2018, in keeping with the prison complaints.
In line with a prison criticism, three $20 coupons for future use on the bingo corridor had been offered in packs for $40, permitting purchasers to cut back the price of play. Nonetheless, the criticism goes on to state, the RAYHA didn’t at all times monitor the variety of coupons offered, even whereas the money was collected and was periodically dropped at the admissions space and individually recorded.
The criticism alleges that flaw was exploited by Borash, who for a few years managed the bingo corridor on nights when the RAYHA operated it, and fellow workers Vogelsang and Harwell. Sometimes, solely these three had been concerned in promoting the $20 coupons, the criticism alleges.
The criticism claims a longtime RAYHA worker who labored on the bingo corridor was fired by Borash in July 2018. Borash stated the choice had been made by the RAYHA board, however the worker reportedly found that was false after talking with the group’s CEO.
The worker believed the true motive for the termination was issues she had raised in regards to the sale of the $20 coupons. The CEO then contacted the Alcohol and Playing Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Division of Public Security. And each the RAYHA and the Halfway Speedskating Membership, which additionally operated the corridor on a part-time foundation, gave investigators the authority to put in cameras.
“That video exhibits quite a few events the place Borash, Vogelsang and Harwell had been seen promoting coupons, taking in money, and placing that money in a financial institution bag in a drawer or someplace else within the drawer, after which later placing the money of their pockets,” the criticism alleges.
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The criticism states Borash initially denied taking cash, however ultimately acknowledged taking $5,000 to $10,000 per 12 months in coupon cash. She allegedly additionally admitted to having a gambling downside.
Vogelsang can be alleged to have confessed to taking cash, although she reportedly stated it was for her mom. And that when she confronted her mom about coupon gross sales not being reported, her mom said she used the cash to purchase workplace provides and different objects like shirts for workers.
“When requested why she didn’t increase extra questions in regards to the lacking cash, Vogelsang said that she did not look into the difficulty, as a result of she did not wish to know,” the criticism reads.
The criticism goes on to allege that between 2015 and a part of 2018, there have been $84,650 in money deposits from unknown sources into Harwell’s checking account. From Jan. 1, 2017 to June 11, 2018, there have been allegedly a complete of $50,300 in money deposits from unknown sources.
Harwell will even be required to owe a complete of $5,137 in court docket charges.