Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/9/13
A high school football coach from Louisiana was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing money that was supposed to go to the football team.Bradley Ficklin, 34, is being charged with malfeasance in office and felony theft by fraud after investigators found that Ficklin collected $4,000 that was to go toward an inflatable tunnel for the Albany High School football players. Suspicions were initially raised when it was learned that the $4,000 was never deposited into the team's bank account.According to police reports, the money was taken between August 1, 2012 and December 18, 2012.Ficklin was no longer an employee of the school district at the time of his arrest. He is facing six counts of felony theft by fraud and is being detained in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on an $85,000 bond.However, there is a good ending to this story. The inflatable tunnel was eventually purchased for the football team thanks to separate funds allocated by school leaders.Via WAFB
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