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Youth league baseball treasurer arrested, accused of stealing thousands

Adam Bauman. Adam Bauman.

The former treasurer of Mount Vernon's Youth baseball program has been arrested on eight theft counts.

Police say 34-year-old Adam Bauman was the treasurer for the 2012 season, and is accused of stealing around $6,000 from the program.

When he was removed from that position in August of last year, less than $50 was left in the account. While the amount he took is listed around $6,000, in the affidavit, the current treasurer says between $10,000 and $12,000 is missing.

A detective sergeant who worked the case tells 14 News that in addition to stealing, Bauman also wasn't paying bills, which makes it a bit more complicated.

"When they took him out as treasurer there were actually close to, I believe it was $8,000 to $10,000 in unpaid bills that he just hadn't been paying," Detective Sergeant Thomas Rueger said. "So where did all that money go as well? We believe it went to him. At this point and time, we're not going to be able to look at charging him with all that, but that's what some of the follow-up investigation will be."

The affidavit lists eight counts of theft. It shows small purchases made by Bauman like candy and gas, up to about $600 at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

His next court appearance will be mid march.

Here's a breakdown of some of the charges:
Theft 2: $563.80 debit card purchase at St. Louis Cards game
Theft 3: $800 cash withdrawal
Theft 4: $600 cash withdrawal
Theft 5: $450 cash withdrawal
Theft 6: $500 cash withdrawal
Theft 7: $200 cash withdrawal
Theft 8: $200 cash withdrawal

His next court appearance will be mid March.

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