Former Little Falls youth hockey treasurer sentenced after stealing over $90K |

Former Little Falls youth hockey treasurer sentenced after stealing over $90K

Kelly Beth Alonso-Heath. Photo: Morrison County Sheriff's Office. Kelly Beth Alonso-Heath.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 10, 2021 08:53 AM
Created: June 09, 2021 03:06 PM

A former treasurer of a nonprofit youth hockey association in Little Falls has been sentenced.

Court documents say Kelly Beth Alonso-Heath, 42, was given a stayed sentence at the Shakopee correctional facility. However, Alonso-Heath will have to serve 150 days in the Morrison County Jail, where she will serve her sentence in different timeframes. She is required to serve her first 90 days starting on June 18, then she will serve 30 days in jail starting on June 9, 2022, and then will finish her final 30 days starting on June 9, 2023.

In addition, Alonso-Heath received 20 years of probation and will owe $150 a month in restitution fees.

Alonso-Heath withdrew over $90,000 from the Little Falls Youth Hockey Association while she held the treasurer position from April 2016 until April 2020. She pleaded guilty to the crime in May and was originally charged in September of last year.

According to a criminal complaint filed at the time, Alonso-Heath wrote fraudulent checks, made out to either herself or cash, totaling $86,951.69 "that did not benefit the association in any manner" and made fraudulent electronic withdrawals in the amount of $5,814.34 that "appear(ed) to be for car payments and utility payments that benefited Alonso-Heath and not the association."

During an interview with police in July 2020, Alonso-Heath said she'd spent the money on household expenses, adding that she had been in dire financial need over the past few years.

Editor's Note: The copy has been updated to include the correct photo of Alonso-Heath.

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