Youth league treasurer arrested for theft

Pugh accused of taking estimated $16,000 without permission from the NWE board

A Pensacola woman, formerly of Flomaton, who served as the treasurer and bookkeeper of the Northwest Escambia Little League organization (NWE) is facing felony grand theft and fraud charges following an investigation that revealed more than $16,000 in ATM withdrawals, debit purchases and cashed checks made without consent or permission from the NWE board of directors.

Paula Star Pugh, 48, 3800 Lambert Bridge Road, was unable to produce receipts or explanations for 43 unauthorized transactions between July 26, 2021 and Dec. 9, 2022, when she was confronted by NWE President John Maughon, accordi...

 
 
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