Former president of Ruffnecks youth baseball accused of stealing $20k



The former president and treasurer of the Mason-Dixon Ruffnecks youth baseball organization is accused of stealing over $20,000 from the non-profit organization. Matthew Spangler, 43, of Spring Grove, is accused of using a large sum of the money to fund his own business venture, Gold Glove Sports Academy. State Police were called when the missing funds were noticed by the organization. Investigators say Spangler took the money without the knowledge or approval from the Mason Dixon Ruffnecks Board of Directors. They say Spangler also made numerous transactions with the organization’s debit/credit card for his own personal use. Thousands of additional dollars were found missing by the Ruffnecks due to Spangler allegedly manipulating individual team budget sheets.

Spangler is charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received.