Jury trial set for former youth baseball leader

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:39 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A jury trial has been set for the man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a youth sports team.

Back in August, Evansville police arrested Eric Cooper.

This was after a 14 News investigation aired regarding Evansville South Baseball’s popcorn fundraiser.

[Previous Story: President of Evansville South Baseball League arrested following popcorn incident]

As well as an investigation into the financial history of the league by Evansville’s financial crimes detective.

[Previous Story: Police: Over $6k stolen from children’s baseball league, 2 people arrested]

An affidavit showed over $6,000 was stolen at the league, some of which was used at ATMs and gas stations in Evansville, Bally’s Casino and the business Cooper owns.

Eric’s wife, Heather Buckman Cooper was also arrested.

Eric’s jury trial is set for March.