What to do about missing money from my son’s bowling team fund?

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What to do about missing money from my son’s bowling team fund?

My son’s bowling team at school must raise its own money to pay for the use of the bowling ally and other expenses it occurs. Last year we did a lot of fund raising and raised a fair bit of money. The last weeks of the season it was estimated over $1000 left to be used on regional, but the team did not go so these funds should still be in the account. This year the bank account is $0 and there is no expense report from last year. The treasures, happens to be they are married, from last year will not talk to anyone about what happened to the funds. Is there any legal action that can be taken to see what happened to funds?

Asked on December 10, 2015 under Business Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1) You could report it to the police: if they stole the funds, and there's at least some reason to think they did, that's a crime, and the police may investigate.
2) The school or community organization which sponsors the team (i.e. not just a parent on the team) could bring a legal action against the treasurer and, in the course of that action, seek information relating to the account--and then try to recover the money if it was stolen or lost through carelessness.


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