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Fairmont Man Accused of Embezzling $10,000 from Fairmont Youth Sports Organization

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Police said John Dahlia embezzled more than $10,000 from a local youth sports organization. Police said John Dahlia embezzled more than $10,000 from a local youth sports organization.

A Fairmont man was arrested Wednesday by West Virginia State Police on embezzlement charges.

Police said John Dahlia embezzled more than $10,000 from a local youth sports organization.

Dahlia was charged with one count of embezzlement after using his position as treasurer for the East Fairmont Rockets football and cheerleading organization to make numerous purchases, according to the criminal complaint.

Those purchases varied from fuel, food, pool care items, as well as items for his own consulting business, according to the criminal complaint.

Dahlia used the organizations credit/debit card to make the purchases, according to the complaint.

The complaint also states that deposits Dahlia made into the Rockets' checking account shows cash missing from those deposits of more than $2,000.

Dahlia turned himself in on Wednesday afternoon and was arraigned in Marion County Magistrate Court on a warrantless arrest. He is free on $10,000 bond.

Dahlia is a former Fairmont deputy mayor and has been treasurer of the Rockets since January of this year.

"Mr. Dahlia has attempted to pay back the funds that were missing. He loves his family and his community and feels terrible about the situation," said Sean Logue, Dahlia's attorney, of Morgantown.

"Absolutely at the end of the process, all parties will be made whole," Logue continued.

Logue said they plan to settle the situation before Dahlia is indicted. He said he hopes to do so in magistrate court next month.