Former Grand Island Northwest music teacher may get probation in embezzlement case

GRAND ISLAND – The former Grand Island Northwest music teacher accused of embezzling money from a show choir fund is taking a plea deal.

David Sackschewsky had been facing seven felony counts related to money missing from the Northwest 14-Karat Gold Show Choir fund.

Friday, he pled no contest to felony Theft by Unlawful Taking and Second Degree Forgery.

Police arrested Sackschewsky after connecting him to suspicious transactions from the 14-Karat Gold Show Choir at Northwest High School in 2018 totaling more than $200,000 while he was director.

The max penalties for felony theft and forgery total 22 years in prison.

But court documents show that prosecutors would recommend probation.

Sackschewsky is scheduled to be sentenced December.