The former president of the Holbrook Little League in Jackson, Anthony Del Vecchio, 64, has been sentenced to two years of non-custodial probation and 100 hours of community service.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said that Del Vecchio, who lives in Jackson, was also mandated to pay restitution in the amount of $63,085.41 payable to the Holbrook Little League as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Theft by Unlawful Taking in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a.

Del Vecchio and his co-defendant, John Lehman, plead guilty to the charge on December 2, 2019.

Del Vecchio made full restitution at the time of his sentencing.

Lehman’s sentencing is scheduled for March 20, 2020.

The plea agreement was entered into with the advice, consent and approval of the Holbrook Little League Executive Board.

On November 27, 2017, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office received information detailing the alleged theft of funds from the Holbrook Little League by League President Anthony Del Vecchio.

Their investigation revealed that Del Vecchio and his Treasurer John Lehman had converted over approximately $126,000 for their benefit.

They were the only signatories on the account and both signatures were required on all checks.

Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Heisler for prosecuting this case on behalf of the State as well as thanking the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Economic Crime Squad and High Tech Crime Unit for their work on the case.

“This day of reckoning has been a long time coming, and today Del Vecchio has finally answered for his betrayal of the trust of the children and families who make up the Holbrook Little League,” Prosecutor Billhimer said.

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