Man reportedly stole from sportsmen’s club
Police have arrested and charged the former treasurer of the Atglen Sportsmen’s Club.
PARKESBURG >> Police have arrested and charged the former treasurer of the Atglen Sportsmen’s Club after an investigation determined he reportedly stole over $120,000 from the organization over the course of several years.
Milton B. Smith, 60, of Parkesburg, has been charged with theft related offenses after several months investigation by police.
“The defendant’s activities show a pattern of theft, going back as far as documents were available,” wrote Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller in an email.
According to police and the new Atglen Sportsmen’s Club President Tim McClure, Milton had served as treasurer for club for almost 20 years.
McClure said he took office in February, and began an internal review into the 1,600-member club’s finances. When he found discrepancies, he said he took his findings to the police. The police continued to investigate, and formally charged Smith on Tuesday.
“We’re cleaned up, and we’re moving forward,” McClure said. “It’s a shame.”
The club’s board of directors removed Smith from office and revoked his membership earlier this year.
Police said they arrested Milton in the 300 block of West First Avenue in Parkesburg shortly before 4 p.m. without incident. His preliminary hearing is set before Magisterial District Judge Joann L. Teyral at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29.
Smith’s bail was set at $100,000, which he posted Tuesday.
State police stationed at the Lancaster Barracks assisted with the investigation.
Milton B. Smith