Bank Manager Going To Prison For Embezzling Money From Son’s Youth Soccer Team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former bank manager is going to prison for embezzling more than $30,000 from a Missouri youth soccer league and his own son’s team.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 42-year-old Michael Robert Rettke, of Columbia, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison without parole. He was also ordered to pay $6,100 in restitution, on top of the nearly $17,000 he has already paid.

Rettke managed a branch of Boone County National Bank. He was also treasurer of the 75-team Central Missouri Soccer League and the coach of his son’s team.

Rettke pleaded guilty in 2010 to transferring money from league and the Columbia Bears team into his own accounts. The losses forced the youth league to dissolve after 15 years in existence.

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