FORMER TREASURER CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING OVER $87,000 FROM RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former treasurer was charged with embezzling more than $87,000 from a Rancho Santa Margarita youth sports league.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Joshua Paul Nowack, 43, Trabuco Canyon

Charged on Sept. 12, 2018 with the following felony counts:

  • (18) Embezzlement by fiduciary of trust

 

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Property damage over $65,000

15 years and four months in Orange County jail

Arraignment

 

Sept. 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

 

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Nowack was the treasurer of the Tijeras Creek Little League in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Between January 2014 and September 2017, the defendant is accused of embezzling more than $87,500 from the youth sports league by transferring funds from the league to personal bank accounts.
  • In October 2017, Nowack’s successor reviewed the League’s financial records and noticed suspicious withdrawals and deposits.
  • The embezzlement was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), who investigated this case.
  • Nowack was arrested by OCSD on Sept. 13, 2018.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Nicholas Miller, Major Fraud Unit

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