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Aleman pleads guilty to stealing thousands from FG little league

Esteban “Steve” Antonio Aleman, 38, plead guilty Monday, Sept. 21, to two counts of theft for stealing thousands of dollars from the Forest Grove Little League team.

Aleman was arrested in July after a five-month investigation into his use of Forest Grove Little League funds.

Forest Grove Little League board members reported Aleman's improper use of the funds to the Forest Grove Police Department in March of 2015. They had located numerous suspicious purchases on the league's bank account, which Aleman controlled. Aleman was a coach and closely affiliated with the league, even serving as president at one time. ESTEBAN ALEMAN

Forest Grove Police detectives reviewed the bank account and charges and discovered multiple purchases tied to Aleman that did not appear to be related to Forest Grove Little League activities and expenses.

Aleman has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 18 months of probation. Aleman is out of custody. He has been ordered not to have any contact with the Forest Grove Little League organization.

Aleman is required to pay back about $4,300 as well as pay an additional $300 fine in 30 days.

A note in the sentencing documents indicates the theft charges will be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors if Aleman successfully completes his probation.