Former Little League treasurer sentenced to 30 days in jail

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE (WNE) —  A Campbell County man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from Gillette Little League while he was the club’s treasurer was sentenced earlier this month to 30 days in jail.

Rory Geis, 41, was given a suspended four- to six-year sentence with a 30-day split-sentence to be served in jail. District Judge Matthew Castano also ordered him to pay $2,300.75 in restitution to Gillette Little League.

Geis also was given five years of supervised probation, a $1,325 fine and credit for two days served.

In June, Geis reached a plea agreement where he agreed to plead guilty to felony theft. In exchange, the prosecution agreed to dismiss a second count of felony theft.

A former treasurer for Gillette Little League, Geis was arrested in January on two counts of felony theft for stealing $28,867 from the organization in 2019 and 2020.

On June 4, 2020, the president of Gillette Little League, Troy Stevens, called police after finding suspicious charges on the organization’s bank account.

Four board members had credit or debit cards tied to the account. The cards are meant to be used for official Little League business and not for personal use.

Geis said he made a mistake by using his card when he shouldn’t have, and he was willing to write a check for “a couple grand” to Gillette Little League. When they confronted him about the total amount missing, Geis went into “a panic,” Leisy said, and Geis resigned from his position, according to court documents.

Detectives looked at bank statements and Little League registrations and noticed numerous withdrawals from Geis’ card. They compared those withdrawals with registration dates and any other dates that would’ve required purchases or withdrawals, but found no correlation.

 

This story was published on Dec. 3, 2022.

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