A Madison man misappropriated about $200,000 from an east side Little League group, according to a release from Madison police.
Police said they started working on the case in November 2012 when they received a complaint about the embezzlement of funds from the Kennedy Little League baseball organization.
Investigators said the fraudulent activity dates back to at least 2005.
The Little League?s former president, Stephen L. Verhage, 59, was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of theft and fraudulent writings.
Parents and sponsors said it's sad, but it's not what Kennedy Little League is all about.
The fields at Kennedy Little League sit empty Tuesday, but soon they will be filled with kids running the bases.
"This does not affect baseball at all. This is such a wonderful game that we can go out and play and all we need is a field, and the business side of it doesn't matter if you are 10, 11, 12 years old," Brad Woodall said.