A man has admitted in court to stealing more than $6,000 (GBP3,157) from a fund created by rapper DMX.

ROBERT NESOFF, the former director of Bergen, New Jersey's branch of the SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, admitted he wrote cheques against the fund for his personal use yesterday (08JUN05).

The $15,000 (GBP7,894) fund was originally created as a condition of DMX's parole for animal cruelty, after officials found over a dozen pitbulls in deplorable conditions at his Teaneck, New Jersey home in 1999.

Nesoff must serve probation and pay restitution to the fund, reports ALLHIPHOP.COM.

09/06/2005 21:10