Fairfield Coach’s Arrest A Reminder For Booster Organizations To Be Vigilant With Finances

CBS Sacramento

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — The arrest of a Fairfield high school football coach is a reminder that clubs and organizations need to protect themselves from an all-too-common crime.

To help pay for not just football, but music, arts and other sports programs, schools seek help from booster clubs.

“Parent groups- they really do make support systems so schools can offer other things,” said Justine Fischer with the California Parent Teacher Association.

But sometimes that money is stolen by the very same parents who are raising money.

The latest accusation comes against the coach of the Vanden High football team. In the last two years, a Del Oro junior football program, a Rocklin High cheer team, and a parent-teacher group in Auburn all allegedly lost several thousand dollars to a crooked parent or coach.

But what can the groups do to stop the money from going missing?

“They need to have two…

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