KEARNEY, Neb. — The former treasurer of a Kearney softball association has been convicted of stealing funds from the organization.
Vicki Aten, 47, pleaded no contest Monday in Buffalo County District Court to felony attempted theft from the Kearney Girls Competitive Softball Association. The theft occurred between January 2009 and January 2012 while she was the treasurer of the group.
In exchange for her plea, the Buffalo County Attorney's Office reduced the charge to attempted theft. Aten has paid back $22,963 and as part of the plea agreement will pay back an additional $7,500.
Sentencing will be in May.
In December 2011, the group's board began noticing discrepancies in financial statements and demanded a treasurer's report. In late January 2012, Aten resigned.
After an audit of the association's account, it was learned $27,782 had been taken.
— World-Herald News Service