Former Richmond Mayor Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges
ST. CLOUD -- The former mayor of Richmond has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the amateur baseball team he used to manage. Forty-three-year-old Scott Kron has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by swindle. He'll be sentenced February 19th.
Records show Kron handled the finances for the Richmond Royals baseball team and starting in 2008 began embezzling money from the team checking account and credit card.
In all, Kron is accused of stealing approximately $40,000, but the statute of limitations means he could only be prosecuted for about $16,000 of the stolen money.
According to the criminal complaint, Kron used the accounts for personal use and told an investigator he needed the money for house payments.
Kron was voted out as team manager in May 2014 and he stepped down as Richmond Mayor in June 2014 citing personal and health reasons.
As part of the plea agreement, Kron is expected to be sentenced to stayed prison terms of one year and a day on one count and 13 months for the other felony. The agreement calls for Kron to serve 15 days in the county jail, be on house arrest for 30 days, and pay restitution of nearly $15,900.