Former Kingsley Teacher Sentenced After Embezzlement Charges

A former Northern Michigan school teacher and coach has been sentenced for embezzlement.

Former Kingsley teacher Jason Leonard pled guilty to an embezzlement charge in May. 

Investigators believe he took money from a youth sports fundraiser.

Leonard was a football coach and wrestling club coach in 2016, when club leaders noticed money was missing from their account.

Wednesday morning, Leonard was sentenced to one year probation plus restitution. He’ll have to pay the wrestling club for the missing funds.

The exact amount hasn’t been released.