Volunteer Steals Nearly $20,000 From Lakewood Ranch Volleyball Club

  0 Nathan Davis | May 28th, 2017 | Club Volleyball, News

Jennifer Venditti, a former volunteer at a Lakewood Ranch volleyball club, was ordered on house arrest and forced to repay all the money she stole from the club, which totaled almost $20,000.

Not only was she in charge of the club’s finances, Venditti also had a daughter on one of the club’s teams. In 2016 Venditti suddenly resigned her position. When club founder and head coach perry Hankins asked that she return all of the club’s records, Hankins discovered that Venditti had been stealing money from the club.

Venditti had requested and then received a debit card for the club without Hankins knowledge. With the debit card, Venditti would make unauthorized ATM withdrawals, totaling $1, 207.50. She also wrote a total of 17 checks to herself in the club’s name, which totaled $17, 160. Venditti then deposited all of this money into her own account.

Venditti was convicted of scheming to defraud close to $20,000 after taking a plea deal in court. She was sentenced to house arrest for six months followed by one year probation, per terms of the agreement. She will then be forced to make monthly payments to the Ranch Academy of Volleyball Excellence (RAVE), in order to reimburse the $19,367.50 she stole from the club.

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Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis has been around volleyball his whole life. His senior year of high school he coached his own girl's high school volleyball team to a 27-6-1 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament. He then went on to compete at the collegiate level for two years …

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