The former treasurer for a Central New York charity football league is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization. 

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New York State Police say 48-year-old Nathan Hoak of Cazenovia is accused of stealing close to $50,000 from the Cazenovia Pop Warner Football League.

The Madison County man was arrested after Troopers were contacted last June over discrepancies uncovered in the league’s bank accounts.

Authorities allege Hoak used the charity’s money to finance his lifestyle including making car and insurance payments, buying his groceries and paying his cell phone bills from April 2017 to February of last year.

Hoak was charged January 15 with grand larceny and falsifying business records.

He was released on his own recognizance and a special prosecutor from neighboring Onondaga County was assigned the case to avoid any personal conflicts with officials in Madison County.