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Associated Press , Published November 22 2012

Minn. man pleads guilty to Little League theft

HIBBING, Minn. — 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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Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/


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