Texas justice of the peace accused of stealing money from youth baseball team

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A justice of the peace in a Texas town is accused of stealing from a youth baseball team.

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Daryl Peters, justice of the peace in Killeen, was accused by K-Town Raptors coach Anthony Kendrick of stealing $2,300 from his team, KCEN reported.

Kendrick filed a petition in Bell County small claims court asking Peters to return the money, the television station reported. Kendrick said he collected the $2,300 from parents to pay Peters' athletic company for game referees, but the game officials told him they officiated for free, according to KCEN.

"You're supposed to be upheld to a higher standard. You're the justice of the peace," Kendrick told the television station. "Who's to say if you're stooping that low, stealing from a youth organization, that you wouldn't stoop low and take bribes and mess with bonds."

Peters did not return telephone calls and text messages seeking comment.

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