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Ex-teacher accused of theft from show choir takes plea deal

Ex-teacher accused of theft from show choir takes plea deal

Grand Island, Neb. — A former teacher accused of stealing from a show choir he directed in south-central Nebraska has taken a plea deal.

Hall County District Court records show 47-year-old David Sackschewsky pleaded no contest last week to theft and guilty to one count of forgery. Prosecutors dropped five counts of forgery in return. His plea agreement calls for him to pay $150,000 in restitution.

Sackschewsky’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.
Authorities say he stole nearly $208,000 from the 14 Karat Gold Show Choir at Northwest High School in Grand Island.

He’d been a teacher at Northwest until he resigned in April after being on medical leave since a vehicular accident last fall.

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