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Wisconsin police officer embezzles $20,000 from area Little League

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A disturbing charge has been levied against a Wisconsin man, with 41-year-old Rodney Schreiber accused of systematically embezzling some $20,000 from an area Little League.

Youth baseball embezzlement case

As reported by Green Bay ABC affiliate WBAY, Wisconsin Fox affiliate WLUK and other state outlets, Schreiber, an Appleton resident, was arrested on charges of embezzling roughly $20,000 from the Fox Valley Little League. The middle-aged man had access to the funds because of his role as the league's treasurer.

While the full whereabouts of the funds remain unknown, Schreiber reportedly admitted spending the cash on a crippling gambling addiction. With that $20,000 lost and gone forever, the Wisconsin man's financial dilemmas were only exacerbated by the $25,000 bond he was forced to post to earn his release.

The Appleton resident, a local policeman by profession, was arrested after a series of suspicious withdrawals at a variety of casinos tipped off other league authorities, who contacted the police.

Schreiber will be back in court on Sept. 27 to answer the charges against him. Until then, he'll have to deal with the guilt that surely comes with helping put serious financial strain on an organization dedicated to helping children because of his own addiction.

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