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The funny thing about little leaguers: they move up in the system so fast, it's hard to keep up. One year, your boy's a small-time little league coach. The next, he's a successful crooked little league treasurer, pulling down five digits of ill-gotten wealth.

James Harris, 37, of Post Falls is considered a missing person after he ran away, police say, with about $30,000 of funds he embezzled from a local little league.

"He drained Little Leauge accounts and left the organization with more than $17,000 in debt owed to vendors," Post Falls police chief Rod Gunderson told the Couer D'alene Press. Harris was in his first year of being treasurer after being a successful coach for several years. He is accused of writing numerous checks to himself rather than to the people to whom the league owed money. He then showed up at an emergency board meeting with a bank deposit slip for $28,212.15, claiming that the problems had "all been taken care of." The check was found the next day to be bogus.

Harris's mother in Post Falls told police that her son had called her after he disappeared and confessed to the crimes, claiming to be hiding out in the Lewiston area. A subsequent search of his favorite hunting spot did not turn up any clues.

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