​​Commonwealth v. Jocelyn Claire Brown; Woman to Serve 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Money from Little League

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jocelyn Claire Brown, 37 years old, formerly of the 400 block of Canterbury Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. for two (2) counts of Embezzlement. Judge Padrick sentenced Brown to 14 years in prison with 12 years suspended leaving two (2) years to serve.  The Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines had recommended Brown serve no jail time.

Brown pled guilty on September 29, 2014.  Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that between September 7, 2012 and September 11, 2013, Jocelyn Claire Brown served as treasurer for Boys Baseball of Lynnhaven, which ran and operated a youth baseball league in Virginia Beach.  She had access to money that was used to pay bills and expenses for the league.  Brown stole $27,859 by making the league’s checks payable to herself.  Further, she withdrew $400 in cash from the league’s account.

 

From August 8, 2013 to November 20, 2013, Brown served as the treasurer for Kings Grant Recreation Center, which ran and operated youth activities in Virginia Beach.  She stole $17,426 from the organization by writing checks payable to herself.

 

Brown’s actions were discovered when Boys Baseball of Lynnhaven hired an accountant to make sense of missing money.  When confronted by this accountant, Brown admitted to stealing the money.

 

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott M. Lang.  Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

 

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