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Local Cub Scout leader accused of stealing money from pack

by John Knicely

KMOV.com

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 30 at 6:54 AM

BELLEVILLE, Il. (KMOV) -- A Cub Scout leader is behind bars, charged with stealing over a thousand dollars from her Cub Scout pack. Her family says this is all just a misunderstanding.

Wendy Hoffman is being held in the St. Clair County jail charged with a class III felony of theft. Detectives say Hoffman took approximately $1500 from the bank account of the Cub Scout pack and used it for personal use.

Dawn Scronce, Hoffman's sister, says it's all a misunderstanding and that Hoffman did not steal a thing. Scronce says Hoffman was just named pack leader and used the money for Cub Scout related things like a new flag, shirts for the scouts, and derby cars for a fundraiser. She says the problem is that Hoffman did not keep the receipts.

Hoffman's bond is set at $15,000.

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