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Embezzler from several Perrysburg groups sent to prison PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK/Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:52
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Kiki Lorann is seen near her lawyer during her sentencing July 23, 2013 in the courtroom of Judge Pollex at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Admitted embezzler Kiki Lorann will serve more than three years in prison as a result of taking more than $110,000 from parent and youth organizations in Perrysburg.
Lorann was sentenced in the courtroom of Wood County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert C. Pollex Tuesday.
“It may take them years to recover the organizations,” said Assistant Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Matuszak prior to sentencing.
Lorann, 37, now of Tiffin, pleaded guilty in May to charges that she embezzled from six different youth and parents organizations. There were two cases against Lorann, amounting to four counts of fourth-degree grand theft, and three counts of fifth-degree theft.
Lorann was the treasurer the organizations in the city, and, beginning in July, 2010, took $48,727 from the Perrysburg Elementary Parents Association, $43,796 from the Toth Parent Club at Toth Elementary, and $9,944 from the Perrysburg Gold Travel baseball Team.
She additionally took a combined $7,622 from the Perrysburg Sting Traveling Baseball Team, the Perrysburg Amateur Baseball and Softball Commission, and the Perrysburg Dirtbag Baseball Travel Team.
Lorann actions came to light in May of 2012.
In a prepared statement, Lorann, who appeared in court wearing a striped top and black slacks, apologized for “the hurt, anger and disappointment” she caused.
“I take full responsibility for what I’ve done,” she said, adding later “I was a trusted member of a community I was very proud to be a part of, and I abused that trust.”
“I intend to pay back every cent,” she said.
Matuszak said that “the financial loss for the victims was staggering,” and opined that the likelihood of Lorann paying back even 10 percent of what she stole was low.
Matuszak also noted that, at the time of her crimes, Lorann was already under community control sanctions for a case in Fulton County and, he said, was stealing from the Perrysburg organizations to pay restitution in the Fulton County matter.
Pollex, prior to imposing sentence, took note of the fact that Lorann had eight theft cases prior to the current incidents.
She was sentenced to a total of 39 months on three counts, and additionally received five years of community control after her release for the remaining four counts. She was further ordered to make restitution in the amount of $110,047.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:09
 

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