A visitor buys tickets to a high school football game.

“Everyone is told how to manage money – how to take in money, how to manage fundraisers, what not to do.”

Highland Springs at Manchester high school football

Football fans lined up 90 minutes before the start of the game between Highland Springs and Manchester high schools this month. Schools have in place several steps to ensure cash from games is handled properly.

“It’s purposefully tedious to make sure we don’t have mistakes made."

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“One thing to be said is that there is no normal. Embezzlement is a broad category. Sometimes it involves money or property or any number of items, and there are many ways of resolving these cases.”


“To get money out of your account is a process that’s never ending."

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Sports reporter

Eric Kolenich writes sports stories for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, focusing on local athletes and teams. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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