Costco suicide victim owed soccer league more than $60,000

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Costco suicide victim owed soccer league more than $60,000

The man who shot himself to death Wednesday outside the Costco in Centerville was under a court approved agreement to repay the Centerville Soccer League $60,677 he was accused of embezzling. 

Patrick McQuillan, 47, of Centerville, who was identified as the deceased by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, signed off on an out-of-court settlement dated Sept. 27 in which the league, doing business as the Centerville Recreational Soccer Club, would be repaid by McQuillan in monthly installments beginning Oct. 1, according to online Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records.

The payment schedule was to run through May 1, 2021, according to the court filings. 

Firefighters said McQuillan initially didn’t show any signs of life, but later showed a sign of life after medics left the scene. A medic unit was requested back to the scene and transported McQuillan to a local hospital, where he died, said Sugarcreek Twp. Fire Chief Jeff Leaming.  

“We pulled up to the scene and contacted with the patient and found an individual with deep, penetrating, cranial injuries. In that sense, non-survivable head trauma, and they found no signs of life, no respirations, no pulse, so they basically indicated that the person was succumbed to the injuries,” Leaming said. 

“After a period of time…the body had a remarkable way of attempting to survive,” Leaming said. 

Leaming said the fire department followed the Greater Miami Valley Regional EMS protocol during the response. 

“Our whole goal is to try to save someone, but when someone’s non-viable, they have such devastating injuries, our protocols even direct us not to even initiate care,” Leaming said.

On Wednesday, McQuillan's Facebook account posted the message, "My Life Sucks! Why Try Anymore!" 

Authorities have not indicated if McQuillan's death is related to his financial issues.

League officials filed the complaint against McQuillan in August. 

In the filing, league officials said a forensic accounting of league accounts revealed that McQuillan "misused, embezzled and converted for his own personal use a total of $60,677.61 of funds rightfully belonging" to the league. 

From 2012 through 2016, McQuillan was the league's director in charge of overall operations of the nonprofit, according to the complaint, which also said he served as treasurer from 2014 through 2016 and was responsible for all the nonprofit's finances. 

When league officials became aware that McQuillan had been misusing league funds "on numerous occasions," a forensic accounting was performed, according to the filing. In the filing, McQuillan is said to have spent at least $22,037 on personal items including but not limited to electronics, printers, gift cards, tickets to sporting events, batteries and cables. 

He also was accused of misappropriating $6,500 from league accounts to pay a portion of the mortgage on his residence. McQuillan was accused of five counts in the complaint: conversion, breach of fiduciary duties, theft, fraud and unjust enrichment. 

The league asked for $182,032.83 in statutory damages, plus attorney's fees, and $25,000 on each count.

McQuillan denied many of the allegations detailed in the soccer club’s complaint, according to court documents. 

His attorney David Brannon, reached by phone, offered his condolences to McQuillan’s family.

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