Penns Valley

Two theft cases against former Penns Valley athletic director Don Hosterman consolidated

Two separate criminal cases against a former Penns Valley athletic director will be combined to proceed to trial.

According to court documents, Centre County Judge Pamela A. Ruest has granted a request to consolidate the two cases moving forward.

The first case was filed in February, alleging that Donald W. Hosterman stole $390.75 in athletic event ticket money from the school district. The second case was filed in April, when search warrants served by police turned up 27 checks written by Hosterman to himself from the accounts of the Mountain League athletic association. Hosterman was the league’s treasurer.

Hosterman waived his preliminary hearing on the second case at his arraignment last week. The first case was set to go to trial in June.

However, Ruest granted a motion for a continuance to the August term of court.

Court documents show prosecutors requesting the continuance “to consolidate with 2nd case.” Hosterman’s attorney, James Bryant, did not oppose the request.

Hosterman remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail.