Police: Woman Stole from Softball Team in Schuylkill County

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MINERSVILLE -- A former treasurer is accused of stealing thousands from a softball team in Schuylkill County.

Michelle Polatz was treasurer of the New Minersville Fire Company's softball team. She's accused of using the team's ATM card and altering checks to take $9,000 for her personal use.

The woman from Port Carbon faces fraud and theft charges in Schuylkill County.

A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated that Polatz was treasurer of the New Minersville Firehouse Bikers and stole from that organization.


  • Gary Purcell

    Gary Purcell
    1 hr ·

    New Minersville FireHouse Bikers: WNEP got it wrong, Miss Polatz is NOT part of the NMFHB club, but the treasurer of the Softball team that NMFHB sponsors. We will continue to support local charities in the area especially Make a Wish and St. Josephs Center in Pottsville. We are sadden by this and are pursuing all legal avenues, hoping for restitution and getting Make A Wish their funds returned to them

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