Carlsbad Youth Baseball Counted Out Of $70,000

by The Editors on December 31, 2008

Online fee collection website Count Me In is out of money and that included $70,000 of dues paid by parents of Carlsbad Youth Baseball players that never made it to the league, according to a story in the LA Times.

Tom Watson, president of Carlsbad Youth Baseball in San Diego, said more than 90% of parents paid for their children’s fees with credit cards through Count Me In and the group was missing $70,000. . . . “It’s going to be a challenge for us to operate our programs,” he said. “The kids and their parents are going to suffer.”

Count Me In founder Terry Drayton says he was “he was in discussions with three possible investors to raise funds to pay back their money”

How did we get here? We made some errors with the lack of financial oversight,” Drayton said in a telephone interview. “At the end of the day this is my responsibility. I’m the CEO and my job is to fix it.”

Oddly, there is no mention of the problems on Count Me In’s website. Which you’d think would be step one in “fixing” things. So far no criminal charges have been filed. Maybe they should be.

[Link: LA Times]

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