JACKSON – The president of the Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization was charged with stealing more than $8,000 by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
James Hirsch, 49, of Jackson, allegedly used funds from the account, and the league-owned ATM card, for personal expenses. Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
“This individual violated the trust of the many families and children who comprise the Jackson Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization,” Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer stated. “Rather than leading the organization with honesty and integrity, he betrayed the faith and confidence that was placed in him by using the league as his own personal piggy bank. This type of exploitation – stealing from kids and their families – will not be tolerated.”
Hirsch served as president of the organization from December 2016 through March 2018, police said. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Unit and Jackson Township Police Department Detective Bureau conducted an investigation after they received information regarding Hirsch’s mishandling of the league’s finances.
Billhimer thanked the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad, Jackson Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Jackson Township Police Department for their cooperation.