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Spearfish man pleads guilty to youth sports embezzlement

July 23, 2018

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A Spearfish man accused of embezzling from youth sports programs has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.

Forth-three-year-old Nicholas Hoffman was charged in April with three counts of grand theft by embezzlement. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that he has pleaded guilty to one count and placed $14,500 in restitution in escrow, and the other two counts have been dismissed.

Hoffman was accused of embezzling money from the Queen City Futbol Club, the Spearfish Youth Wrestling Club and the Spearfish Rams Football group. All three will get restitution.

Hoffman faces up to 10 years in prison.

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Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com

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