STAMFORD — The president of a Connecticut youth softball organization has been charged with embezzling from the league to pay for utility bills and expenses related to his personal vehicle.
Stamford police have charged 62-year-old Charles Pia Sr. with fifth-degree larceny, failure to register as a charitable organization and misallocation of property of a charitable organization for private use. The charges came after an 18-month investigation.
Police say he stole more than $1,500 from the city’s Babe Ruth Girls Softball chapter.
Pia denied the charges and tells the Stamford Advocate they stem from a group of disgruntled parents seeking to remove him from the league.
Pia is a member of the Stamford Republican Town Committee and father of city Rep. Charles Pia Jr.