MN Man Pleads Guilty to Little League Theft

Created: 11/22/2012 12:24 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

A Hibbing man has pleaded guilty to a pair of allegations that he stole more than $50,000 from a local Little League over a 10-year span.
    
The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Jacob F. Smokrovich pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and financial fraud.
    
Police say Smokrovich stole almost $55,000 from the Hibbing Little League between 2001 and 2011.
    
Smokrovich has already paid $20,000 of restitution. A Hibbing Daily Tribune report (http://bit.ly/Unta81 ) says he has agreed to pay back the next $20,000 within a year and the remainder of about $14,700 within two years.
    
If he pays back all the money on schedule the charges will be dismissed. If he doesn't, the case will proceed to sentencing.
    
A working phone number for Smokrovich could not immediately be found Thursday.

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