The former director of the Wyoming Youth Sports Association will avoid prison time after admitting to embezzling money.

Katherine Strom was given first time offenders status, along with one-to-five years of probation, after she pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny.

The case began a year ago when the new state director of the Wyoming Youth Sports Association told police that she had not been able to contact Strom, who had been the sole director for about 10 years, according to court records.

The new director contacted the bank because she needed to deposit checks and transfer the WYSA’s account from Strom’s name to hers.

During that conversation, the new director learned the account had less money than what it should have.

Police searched bank records and found Strom had written unauthorized checks to herself totaling $12,500.

Strom has already repaid the money, and if she completes her term of probation, the guilty conviction will be cleared from her record.