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Woman accused of embezzling $57K from hockey team

November 21, 2019 GMT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford woman has been arrested and is suspected of stealing $57,000 from a youth hockey organization.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 43-year-old Cara Ruettgers faces charges of second-degree theft, aggravated theft, identity theft and forgery. Police said in a news release that Ruettgers was charged Wednesday after an investigation into missing funds from the Rogue Valley Youth Hockey Association.

Police say between 2016 and 2019, Ruettgers served as treasurer and then president of the nonprofit association.

Ruettgers was lodged in the Jackson County jail following an investigation.

It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer.