• Father and son accused of stealing $50K from West Medford Little League


    MEDFORD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A father and son who served as administrators for the West Medford Little League are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.

    Stanley Komins, 78, and Stephen Komins, 45, both of Stoneham, are charged with larceny by embezzlement over $250. Stephen is also charged with forgery by check.

    The father and son are accused of embezzling over $50,000 while serving as president and treasurer of the league.

    Investigators say Stanley, who served as the league's president for 20 years, announced plans to retire from the board in October 2011. Upon his retirement, the board began an investigation into the league's finances and Komins refused to provide past records to them. The board then hired an auditing firm that found discrepancies with the league's financial records.

    The auditing firm contacted Medford Police and they began an investigation into the financial discrepancies alongside the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

    Authorities claim that between April 2008 and October 2011, Stanley would write himself checks from the league's account. They allege that Stanley embezzled $38,000 into his personal bank account.

    The younger Komins is also accused of cashing league checks for his own use between 2007 and 2009 at a grand total of nearly $4,000. Authorities also claim Stephen wrote checks out to a friend who would then cash them and give the money to Stephen during the spring of 2011.

    Both Stanley and Stephen are accused of purchasing items not related to the league at BJ's Wholesale Club with checks from the organization's account. Police claim the father and son also stole money from the little league's refreshment stand.

    Stanley and Stephen will be arraigned on Jan. 4 in Somerville District Court.

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