Former Green Little League President Timothy C. McCloud, 46, of Green, pleaded guilty Friday in the theft of more than $27,000 in league funds for personal gain.
McCloud, as part of a plea bargain, pleaded guilty to one ount of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. A count of money laundering was dismissed. McCloud's trial was set to begin May 1 in Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce's courtroom.
In August 2016, the Summit County Sherrif's Office was notified by members of Green Little League saying that more than $10,000 was missing from the league's account. Through an investigation, it was determined that McCloud was co-mingling league funds with his personal funds, and the amount missing from the league was actually more than $27,000.
It was determined that McCloud, who originally pleaded not guilty to the charges following his arrest in January, began pilfering league money in April of 2014 and it continued until July of 2016.
McCloud will be sentenced on Monday.
Springfield Booster theft
In a seperate theft case involving youth athletic funds, a jury trial date has been set for July 19 for Mia R. Balazowich, who has been charged in the theft of more than $30,000 in Springfield Spartan Booster Club funds.
Balazowich, the club's former treasurer, was arrested and charged with grand theft in September. Her trial was orginially set for March.
Balazowich is accused of shorting the club out of money donated during fundraisers.