A Rosemount youth athletic club’s former finance manager has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and 20 years’ probation and must pay back all of the roughly $113,000 he admitted to stealing from the group, a Dakota County judge ruled Tuesday.
District Judge Patrice Sutherland sentenced Robert Reischauer, 63, of Apple Valley, on Tuesday after Reischauer pleaded guilty to five counts of theft in August. Sutherland also ordered Reischauer to pay $113,532 in restitution to the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA) and more than $400 in fees. Reischauer could serve up to 39 months in prison if he violates the terms of his probation.
Reischauer was the RAAA’s finance manager for 27 years when the association decided to replace him in 2013. When it did, an audit revealed that the association was missing large sums of money from accounts only Reischauer would have been able to access.
According to charges, Reischauer issued checks to himself from the RAAA that he would later delete from its accounting records. He also created PayPal and Amazon accounts in his name while using RAAA funds to pay for transactions.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau found that Reischauer stole $113,532 from the RAAA from 2011 to 2013, including $48,524 between September 2012 and February 2013.