A Yarras man will serve an 18 month jail term in the community after his sentencing hearing in the Wauchope Local Court on October 8.
Andrew Leslie Carroll, 27, of Oxley Highway, appeared before Magistrate Price.
He pleaded guilty to dishonestly obtaining almost $4500 from the agricultural youth group Footprints in Ag. Carroll repaid the funds into the group's account, according to police facts presented to the court.
The offences took place between February 5, 2016 and October 5, 2018.
The maximum penalty is 10 years in jail.
The court documents show Carroll used electronic banking facilities and a key card to withdraw the funds totalling $4490.
Carroll made a total of 16 unauthorised transactions from the Footprints in Ag account, where he was the vice-president. He has now resigned from that position.
The group organised several fundraising events including Dance for Drought in 2016 and Dance for Pappinbarra the following year. The group distributed the $10,000 funds from these events to Aussie Helpers and the Pappinbarra Bushfire Appeal.
The court documents show that the FIA treasurer picked up the discrepancies while reconciling the accounts. There were several unexplained withdrawals.
Carroll told the FIA committee that "he had simply made mistakes using the internet banking facilities on his phone".
Carroll was sentenced to an 18 month community service order and supervision from corrections services. He was also ordered to serve 100 hours of community service work.