Football booster charged with stealing from club

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) - The former treasurer of a Georgia high school football booster club was charged with siphoning money from the organization.

Mark Brubaker, 52, was arrested this week by the Bradford County Sheriff's Department in Pennsylvania after Georgia authorities sought his extradition. He is charged with 483 counts of thefts by conversion from the Crisp County High Touchdown Club.

The Crisp County Sheriff's office says Brubaker stole at least $15,000 from the organization between July 2009 and August 2010.

Authorities say he improperly used the club's credit card or stole cash donations made to the organization.

A judge set Brubaker's bail at $50,000. He could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday.

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