Eastern Iowa man accused of stealing from baseball organization

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TIFFIN, Iowa (AP/KCRG) - A former president of a baseball organization in eastern Iowa has been accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the organization.

Court records show Adam Henderson, the former president of the Clippers Baseball Club in eastern Iowa is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the organization. (Courtesy image)

Johnson County court records say 40-year-old Adam Henderson, of Cedar Rapids, is charged with theft in the first degree.

Theft in the first degree is a class 'C' felony which carries with it up to 10 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine.

Henderson was president of the Clippers Baseball Club, an organization that serves the Clear Creek Amana School District area but is not affiliated with the district. He also served as the club's treasurer.

Courts records show the investigation began after Henderson wrote a club check that bounced. Investigators found that Henderson wrote himself checks, used the club's debit card, deposited club funds into his personal account.

Henderson allegedly used the club's money to pay for dining, travel, child support, and his rent.

Court records say Henderson eventually acknowledged the thefts to a detective.

Officials with the Clippers organization declined to take part in an interview with TV9 to discuss this situation. Clippers Baseball Club board president Nick Pfeiffer sent TV9 a statement via email that said in part, "The Clippers Baseball Club Board would like to thank the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for their diligent work...100% of the dues and fees parents have committed since July are going towards the 2020 season. Make no mistake, we are pursuing reimbursement through the legal system from Mr. Henderson."

TV9's attempts to reach Henderson for comment were unsuccessful.

Court records show Henderson has been appointed a public defender. TV9 also reached out to the Johnson County Public Defender's office too for comment but we have not heard back.