Former head of Crystal Lake Baseball charged with stealing from group

Daily Herald report
Updated 10/11/2019 8:29 PM

The former head of Crystal Lake Baseball is accused of stealing money from the organization, Lake in the Hills police said in a Friday news release.

Police said that, in January 2018, league board members noticed suspicious activity in the league's bank account and contacted police.


After a lengthy investigation, it was determined that former league president Joey S. Maurer, 44, made unauthorized cash withdrawals and purchases of about $25,000 between November 2014 and September 2016 using Crystal Lake Baseball funds, according to the news release.

A warrant was secured for his arrest, charging him with theft of more than $10,000. Maurer, of Crystal Lake, was released from the McHenry County jail in August after posting $5,000 bail, police said. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 20.

Crystal Lake Baseball is a not-for-profit corporation that provides in-house and travel baseball programs for children ages 4 to 12. It is funded by player fees, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and concession sales.

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