Texas Youth Baseball Official Charged With Theft

PEASTER (February 28, 2014) The youth baseball season has been canceled in the North Texas community of Peaster after an organizer was charged in the theft of $10,000, some of which authorities say was used toward the purchase of a new truck.

Noe Joe McKinzie of Weatherford was released Friday on $7,500 bond after his arrest Thursday on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary property, Parker County Jail records sohw.

McKinzie was president of the Peaster Baseball Association.

Board members recently discovered the money missing from league bank accounts.

Investigators say they believe McKinzie created a debit card and withdrew cash, including $3,000 toward a truck down payment.

The board canceled the spring season because of the loss of the money.

The unincorporated community of about 1,000 residents is 30 miles west of Fort Worth.

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