Man gets 2 months for theft from youth league

41-year-old had been only person with access to funds

Published On: Mar 09 2013 09:45:23 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 09 2013 09:47:34 PM CST
APPLETON, Wis. -

An Appleton man who was convicted of stealing more than $20,000 from a youth baseball league has been sentenced to two months in jail.

A WLUK-TV report said Rodney K. Schreiber Jr. apologized for his actions when he was sentenced Friday. He said he took the money because of a gambling addiction, and there's no doubt that what he did was wrong.

Schreiber was convicted of felony theft. Prosecutors say the 41-year-old withdrew nearly $14,000 from the league account using mostly casino ATMs. He also allegedly used league money to buy a computer without permission.

Schreiber had been the only person authorized to withdraw money from the account. League officials said they now have several people overseeing the financial accounts.