We're starting to sniff out a theme here in the police blotter. Seems the new thing to do for the desperate and depraved is to steal from kids' organizations. Earlier this week, we had the wife of a Parma Heights cop allegedly pocketing funds from a traveling soccer team. Now, another woman has pleaded guilty to a similar crime.
According to the News Herald, 39-year-old Jennifer Summers will spend the next three years on probation after copping to grand theft and identity theft charges. The felonies stem from when Summers was working at Achievement Centers for Children; she took more than $20,000 from the group.
The victim in this is what really stings. Achievement Centers for Children is a non-profit charity for kids “with a wide range of physical, emotional, neurological, or developmental disabilities,” according to the organization's web site. The center has three locations across Northeast Ohio; it's not clear where Summers worked or what she did, although the court did note she had a position of authority with the organization.
A position she thoroughly abused. Earlier this week we opined stealing from a youth soccer organization was a new low. We stand corrected.