Kenmore Woman to Serve Jail Time for Stealing Cash from High School Volleyball Fundraisers

Modified: July 11, 2022 3:06pm

7/11/2022

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 42-year-old Kerri M. Brown of Kenmore was sentenced this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 6 months in jail followed by 5 years of probation.

The defendant, who was the treasurer of the Kenmore West Girls Volleyball Booster Club, became the subject of the investigation after the organization’s bank account had insufficient funds to purchase pizza for the high school student athletes. The investigation revealed that the defendant pocketed cash from various fundraisers between July 2018 and June 2020.

Brown pleaded guilty to one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Class “E” felony) on April 20, 2022. As part of the plea, the defendant paid the full restitution amount of $10,000 to the organization.

DA Flynn commends retired Detective Jeff Campanella of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for his work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gary M. Ertel of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit.