Woman to pay back $26K to little league under plea deal

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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Jenison woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Georgetown Township Little League has taken a plea deal.

Court administrators say Victoria Hillard pleaded guilty to a secondary charge of embezzling between $1,000 and $20,000. The court said if she pays back the full restitution amount of $26,141.19, her primary charge of embezzling more than $20,000 will be dropped.

Hillard is a former member of the little league’s board. A criminal complaint stated she took between $20,000 and $50,000 from the organization between Nov. 23, 2016 and April 17, 2017.

The little league’s attorney said Hillard was acting as president and treasurer when she withdrew cash from the organization’s bank account during the off-season. The attorney said when someone else took over the treasurer position, they noticed the withdrawals and questioned Hillard. That’s when she allegedly admitted to taking the money.

Hillard is expected back in court for sentencing on July 1. She faces up to five years in prison and a large fine.

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