St. Clair Co. woman accused of stealing from charity for first responders

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 10:30 PM

(KMOV.com) – A Belleville woman has been indicted after she allegedly stole from a charity meant to help first responders.

Denise Robtoy has formally been charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and making a false statement to federal agents.  Robtoy is accused of embezzling funds from the 3rd annual John Perry Golf Benefit, which was held in October, 2013.

All proceeds from the tournament are supposed to benefit the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund and BackStoppers. The tournament was started to in honor of Deputy U.S. Marshal John Brookman Perry, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.

If convicted, Robtoy could serve 45 years in prison.

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