Garden Grove

Youth football “fraud” inquiry

GARDEN GROVE police are investigating possible fraud by a local youth football organization (Shutterstock).

An investigation into possible fraud by a local youth sports organization is underway by the Garden Grove Police Department.

According to Lt. Brian Dalton of the GGPD, complaints have been received about the Garden Grove Bulldogs Pop Warner League program based at Garden Grove Park.

Police say that the 2022 season has been cancelled because its league had fallen out of compliance with the Orange Empire Conference, the governing body, as well as losing its non-profit status.

GGPD have been told the league refused to return fees, birth certificates and other items which were required at the time of sign-up.

The GGPD, according to Lt. Dalton, is conducting an investigation into whether fraud was committed during the course of signing up participants for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Anyone who feels they were defrauded by the Garden Grove Pop Warner League in connection with those events is encouraged to contact Detective Berenger at (714) 741-5813.

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