Hibbing man admits stealing $50K from Little League

  • Updated: November 22, 2012 - 9:02 PM

HIBBING, MINN. - A Hibbing man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $50,000 from a local Little League over a 10-year span.

The St. Louis County Attorney's Office said that Jacob F. Smokrovich pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and financial fraud.

Police say that Smokrovich stole almost $55,000 from the Hibbing Little League between 2001 and 2011.

Smokrovich already has paid $20,000 in restitution. A Hibbing Daily Tribune report 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 would proceed to sentencing.

A working phone number for Smokrovich could not immediately be found Thursday.

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