Suspect in Theft at Prosser VFW Post #3207 Arrested
February 17, 2023
Suspect in Theft at Prosser VFW Post Arrested
Agents from the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) arrested Sara Lee Moon at the Prosser Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on theft charges. Moon was booked into the Benton County Jail on four counts of first-degree theft.
In February 2022, WSGC Agents conducted a routine inspection of gambling records at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3207 located at 1101 Wine Country Rd., Prosser, WA. As a result of the inspection and discovery of missing money, the WSGC began a criminal investigation into the VFW. After an extensive investigation, VFW employee Sara Moon was identified as the theft suspect.
Moon started working as a Gambling Manager at the VFW in June 2019. Investigators discovered over $300,000 were missing from the VFW gambling and bar accounts. They also discovered some of the funds had been put into personal financial accounts owned by Moon. The series of thefts were traced back to 2019. Moon used her position of trust, confidence, and fiduciary responsibility to facilitate the commission of the crimes.
The Washington State Gambling Commission is an accredited, limited jurisdiction law enforcement agency and the only statewide agency devoted to gambling licensing, regulation, and enforcement. Our mission is to protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest.
Gary Drumheller, Assistant Director
Washington State Gambling Commission
P.O. Box 42400
Olympia, WA 98504
Cell: (509) 939-1478