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Lacrosse Coach Claims Kid Makes State Team, Allegedly Steals Registration Fee

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Delray Beach “True Lacrosse” Coach Had Been Fired Before Seeking Money From Parents.

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Mason Poage, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Delray Beach Lacrosse coach Mason Poage is accused of telling a parent that her son was selected for a “state” team, then allegedly stole the $1500 registration fee that she “Venmoed” to him for registration payment. The woman, who BocaNewsNow.com is not identifying, apparently did not know that Poage had been fired before the transaction.

Poage, a now former coach for “True Lacrosse,” allegedly perpetrated the fraud in May of 2022. The victim apparently realized she was being swindled when she told her husband of the fee. He also coached Lacrosse which was supposed to make their son exempt from all registration fees.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation and learned that Poage had been fired in October of 2021 for allegedly perpetrating similar frauds against other victims. After a several-month investigation, Poage was just arrested on November 23rd and charged with “fraud — swindle — obtain property under $20k,” and “larceny, grand theft greater than $750 but less than $5,000.”

Poage, who lives in the 200 block of Via D Este in Delray Beach, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on $6,000 bond. The investigation into his alleged actions continues. It was not immediately clear if the child of the victims actually did make the “state” team, or if that was part of the ruse.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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