Former Penns Valley athletic director Hosterman charged with taking money from Mountain League

lfalce@centredaily.comMay 16, 2014 

Don Hosterman


The former Penns Valley athletic director charged with stealing ticket money from school events is facing more allegations of theft.

On Friday, state police at Rockview filed additional charges against Donald Hosterman, 68, of Millheim, this time involving more money and a longer period of time.

According to police, felony charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property were filed with District Judge Tom Jordan.

The charges allege that Hosterman stole $22,800 from the Mountain League, an athletic organization representing eight central Pennsylvania school districts, including Penns Valley, Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte and Philipsburg-Osceola in Centre County.

Police said the theft occurred from February 2010 to August 2013. Once the Mountain League treasurer, Hosterman wrote checks to himself on “numerous occasions” over the 31/2 years covered by the investigation, police said.

Trooper Jeffrey Ebeck filed a search warrant request, which was authorized by Jordan’s office, on March 24, asking for permission to look at Hosterman’s financial records from First National Bank in Centre Hall from February 2010 to March 2014.

Hosterman was removed as athletic director at Penns Valley in February after theft of funds was reported there. He was ultimately charged with stealing $390.75 in admission money from sporting events between Jan. 16 and Feb. 4.

Hosterman waived his preliminary hearing on the charges in March. Earlier this week, President Judge Thomas King Kistler remanded the original case back to district court for disposition.

Hosterman remains free on his own recognizance on those charges.

According to police, he will appear in Jordan’s office for arraignment on the new charges at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Hosterman’s attorney, James Bryant, had not yet returned calls for comment.

Lori Falce can be reached at 235-3910. Follow her on Twitter @LoriFalce.

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