Two basketball league executives charged with fraud

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CORNWALL – A city couple is accused of using money from the Cornwall United Counties Basketball Association (CUCBA) for themselves.

Cornwall police arrested 73-year-old Brad Derochie and 60-year-old Karen Derochie last week after an eight month investigation. Each were charged with fraud, uttering forged documents and criminal breach of trust.

Police allege the president and treasurer of the CUCBA had funneled at least $5,000 from the association for personal use between May 2013 and March of this year.

Both will appear in a Cornwall court on Feb. 2, 2021.