Former Tarpon Springs LL official accused of taking money

The former president of the Tarpon Springs Little League is in jail after admitting he took more than $10,000 from the organization since May.

About 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, John Michael Farrar of Tarpon Springs turned himself in in connection with stealing from Tarpon Springs Little League Baseball Inc. 

Farrar admitted to making transfers from the league account to his business account. He initially said he would not make the cash deposits. According to police, he would transfer money usually in $300 increments to a personal business account, Coast to Coast. He started in May.

Detective Cpl. John Diebel learned the case involved about $12,902.56 after talking to officials with the league.

League board members said they are $1,050.00 short in its account and have not received the final bank summary for the month. The final calculation of the amount missing may be made after cash receipts are processed.

When board members could not access the bank records online and asked Farrar if he could access them.  Farrar would make excuses about being busy or not near a computer.

Once told board members were going to the bank on Nov. 1, he admitted to the theft and went to police, according to police.

He is facing a charge of scheme to defraud less than $20,000 and is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.

 


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