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Former President, Treasurer of Topsail Baseball Club charged with embezzling $30K

Thomas Mario DeMatteo (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office) Thomas Mario DeMatteo (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A former President and Treasurer of the Topsail Baseball Club is charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from the Hampstead organization.

Officials with the Pender County Sheriff's Office said Thomas Mario DeMatteo was arrested Friday and charged with embezzling $31,028.60 from the Topsail Baseball Club.

DeMatteo served as President and Treasurer of the club from April 9, 2013 until July 14, 2014, and he reportedly embezzled the money during that time, according to officials.

DeMatteo reportedly served as the Topsail Baseball Club's President prior to serving as Treasurer.

Officials said DeMatteo was placed under a $35,000 bond and bonded out.

The case is still under investigation.

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