Hibbing man pleads guilty to stealing $55K from Little League

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The St. Louis County Attorney's Office said a Hibbing man has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $55,000 from a local Little League organization over a 10-year period, The Associated Press reported.

Jacob F. Smokrovich pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and financial fraud.

Charges against Smokrovich came after Hibbing Police Department investigation, which revealed that he had taken $54,722 from the Hibbing Little League between 2001 and 2011, the Hibbing Daily Tribune reported.

Smokrovich has reportedly paid $20,000 in restitution already, and will pay back another $20,000 next year. He'll have two years to repay the remaining $14,722, upon which, charges will be dismissed.

Next Up

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Impound lot

Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

charley's

Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

Related

Man pleads guilty to stealing $25,000 in Tide detergent

Police say they're hearing reports about Tide thefts across the country. They say it's likely because the detergent is commonly used and sells for over $10, so thieves are selling it on the street.