Woman facing theft charge after transferring $17K from softball association bank account

ABC 6 NEWS) – A former board member of the Dover-Eyota softball association is facing a theft charge after other board members discovered she was transferring money from the association to her bank account, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sept. 25, Olmsted County deputies responded to the 400 block of Eyota St. E in Dover for a theft.

Five board members from the Dover Eyota Storm Softball Association told deputies they believed a former board member was transferring money from the association’s bank account to her own personal bank account since 2015.

Deputies reviewed bank statements at the time and approximately $15,065 had been transferred since 2015 to 47-year-old Jennifer Stephans of Eyota.

An Olmsted County Detective followed up with Stephans to see why this happened. Stephans tried to tell the detective that it was an accident, but they brought up the other bank transfers.

Stephans is facing a felony theft charge of over $5,000.

The final updated amount Stephans transferred was $17,989, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.