Sheriff: Softball coach charged with embezzling from team

Sheriff: Softball coach charged with embezzling from team

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man has been charged after he was caught embezzling funds from his softball team, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

Stephen J. Thrash was the coach of a softball team named "Velocity." According to a news release from the sheriff, Thrash embezzled over $1,250 from the team he was coaching.

According to the representatives, Thrash had accepted the money from parents and donations from the community to use for the team's uniforms and other equipment.

The news release stated that parents began questioning when uniforms would be ready. Only a few jerseys were ever purchased.

Parents said Thrash continued to make excuses, then was unable to be reached by phone.

Thrash was taken into custody and his bond was set at $5,000.