VERNON TOWNSHIP — The former president of a youth baseball and softball organization in northern Crawford County is charged by Pennsylvania State Police with stealing more than $2,300 from it.

Travis J. Porter, 44, of 557 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, is charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

According to court documents, Porter is alleged to have taken the money between July 9, 2018, and Feb. 23 of this year while serving as president of Cambridge Area Athletic Association.

The association runs Little League baseball and softball programs in the Cambridge Springs and Venango area.

Each count is a third-degree felony with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

In an interview with state police Thursday, Porter admitted to making 14 unauthorized purchases and automated teller machine withdrawals totaling $2,099.98 between June 2018 and February of this year, according to the arrest affidavit. 

Porter also admitted to keeping $255 in cash from signup fees on a registration day Feb. 23, according to the affidavit.

Porter was arraigned this morning before Magisterial District Judge Lincoln Zilhaver in Vernon Township and released on $2,500 unsecured bond.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges Aug. 23.

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