UPDATED Thursday, March 20, 2014

The former president of the Kennedy Little League faces eight felony charges for allegedly embezzling around $200,000 from the organization.

Stephen Verhage appeared in Dane Co. Court Thursday. According to online court records he waived his preliminary hearing, a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he was bound over for trial.

Madison Police say they received a complaint about the alleged embezzlement in November of 2012. According to their investigation, the fraudulent activity dated back to at least 2005.


A major embezzlement case involving a former Little League organization president in Madison. 59 year old Stephen Verhage was president of the Kennedy Little League on Commercial Avenue.  He's accused of stealing over  $200,000 of the organization's funds...dating back to at least 2005.  Verhage faces numerous felony counts.