An Iowa City man has been charged with stealing funds form an area Little League baseball program. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into the alleged theft of funds from the Hills Ball Association, which is responsible for the running and upkeep of the Little League baseball program in the City of Hills.
Investigators determined the president of the association, 30-year-old Jason Vannevel of Iowa City, should be charged with misappropriating funds from 2005 through 2006. Vannevel turned himself in to the Johnson County jail this morning. Vannevel is charged with second-degree theft. It was not indicated how much money was involved.