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Treasurer charged with stealing $34K from Hendersonville Soccer Club

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The treasurer for several years of the Hendersonville Soccer Club was arrested and charged July 25 with theft of property of over $10,000, according to a police affidavit.

Sharon Hager, 55, is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Sept. 13.

Hager is charged with using money from the soccer club's bank account for personal expenses from January of 2015 until her arrest in July.

The affidavit states that Hager admitted to taking the funds for personal use during a recorded telephone call between her and Hendersonville Soccer Club President Todd Szymanski. During the call, Hager stated that "things got out of control," and that she didn't know she had taken over $20,000 from the soccer club.

When told that $34,740 was actually taken, Hager acknowledged the amount and said that she "is going to figure out how to pay back the money," according to the affidavit. Hager, who served as the group's treasurer for at least six years, was released on a $30,000 bond.

Theft of property over $10,000 is a Class C felony and carries a prison sentence of three to six years.

Established in 1975, the Hendersonville Soccer Club is a recreational soccer club managed and operated by a volunteer board of directors. The club averages around 1,000 players in the spring and fall seasons.

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