Sunday, June 30, 2013

Eagle, Wisconsin woman accused of stealing money from Cub Scouts

A 35-year-old woman was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with three counts of misdemeanor theft, allegedly using a Eagle Cub Scout troop’s debit card to purchase $3,565 worth of gas, food and groceries in 2011.

According to the criminal complaint, Village of Eagle Police were first made aware of the accusation in July 2012, when Chairman Michael Flatow of Eagle Cub Scout Pack 54 reported suspicious activity on the troop’s account.

Flatow told police that Rachael M. Schneider, an assistant to the troop, had used the card for personal use between October and December 2011, the complaint reads.

In a little over two months, Flatow claimed Schneider had spent $1,301 at Walmart, $308 at Farm and Fleet and $349 at Pick N’ Save, according to the complaint.

Schneider admitted in a statement to police that she had used the Boy Scouts’ card for personal use and said she had paid the troop back in full, the complaint reads.

Flatow said that the troop has since increased security for how debit cards are handled, but would prefer not to discuss the issue.

Schneider could face up to a year and a half in prison and $30,000 in fines if convicted.

She is expected to make an initial appearance in court on July 22.

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