Roseville youth hockey employee pleads guilty, will receive treatment for gambling addiction

April Borash Photo: Ramsey County
April Borash

May 01, 2019 07:54 PM

A Roseville Youth Hockey Association employee, who was believed to be the ring leader of a swindling scheme that targeted the organization, has agreed to receive treatment for a gambling addiction and stay out of casinos. 

According to court documents, April Borash, 63, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft by swindle Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. 


In addition to avoiding casinos and seeking treatment, Borash will be ordered to pay between $10,000 and $15,000 when she is sentenced on June 19. 

RELATED: 1 of 3 charged in connection to theft, embezzelment at Roseville bingo hall pleads guilty

Another woman involved in the case, 68-year-old Bonnie Jean Harwell, pleaded guilty to one count of theft on April 19. Lea Elizabeth Vogesang also faces charges. 

The hockey association shares the operation of the bingo hall with the Midway Speedskating Club. 

The three were named in January after one of their former colleagues expressed concerns about missing money to one of the hockey associations board members, according to the criminal complaints.

RELATED: 3 individuals charged in connection to theft, embezzelment at Roseville bingo hall

They were accused of failing to record sales of coupon books sold at the bingo hall and pocketing the revenue instead, exploiting what is described in charging documents as a lax record-keeping system.

The coupons could be purchased to reduce the cost to play pull-tabs at the bingo hall.

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