IMAGE: Jason Leonard

A former northern Michigan teacher and football coach has been sentenced to probation in an embezzlement case involving more than $5,000 in missing cash.

Jason G. Leonard was ordered Wednesday to serve a year of probation after earlier pleading guilty to embezzlement and illegal use of a debit card in a plea bargain offered by the Grand Traverse County prosecutor's office.

Leonard's sentence also includes 30 days in jail, but he won't have to serve the time behind bars if he follows the conditions of his probation.

Leonard coached the varsity football team and taught physical education at Kingsley Area Schools between 2014-2017, and also helped run his Kingsley Youth Wrestling program. The club's treasurer discovered that money was missing from the group's bank account.

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