Crime

Former Clark softball coach, AD must repay $39,000

A former Clark County softball coach and athletics director must repay nearly $39,000 he took from a boosters club, but he will not serve prison time, a prosecutor said.

Jackie McCloud pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of diverting charitable gaming funds over $500, said Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Charles Johnson. Under a plea agreement, McCloud must repay the money and will be on supervised probation for three years, Johnson said. Similar "diversion" programs are typically offered to first-time offenders.

McCloud was charged in July with taking $38,800 from the Lady Cardinals boosters club between March 2007 and March 2009. He resigned from his positions as a softball coach and athletics director for George Rogers Clark High School.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 2 before Clark Circuit Judge Jean Chenault Logue.

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