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Woman Accused Of Stealing $13.5K From Area Scout Groups

Boy Scouts of America in Newburgh.
Boy Scouts of America in Newburgh. Photo Credit: Google Maps

An area woman has been accused of stealing more than $13,500 from an Orange County Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack.

New Windsor resident Kelley Zamenick, 43, allegedly embezzled $10,465 from the Boy Scouts and $3,040 from the Cub Scouts, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced this week.

She also allegedly created and submitted false documents, including eight forged bank statements, to facilitate and conceal her commission of the embezzlements, Hoovler noted.

The investigation was launched after the Charter Representative of the Pack contacted the District Attorney’s Office to report suspicions that there may have been an embezzlement of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout funds. Zamenick surrendered to Orange County District Attorney Office investigators at the Town of Newburgh Police Department on Monday, April 22, who aided in the arrest.

Zamenick was arrested and charged with two counts of grand larceny and eight counts of falsifying business records, Hoovler announced this week.

“Scouting is a worthwhile program that develops character, leadership skills and future community leaders,” Hoovler said. “Those who join or donate to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have the right to know that their money is going toward the programs they support.

“I thank the Gardenertown United Methodist Church, not only for sponsoring these worthwhile organizations, but also for being good stewards of the finances the Troop and Pack that they sponsor.  Their actions in discovering irregularities in the financial records and bank statements, bringing the matter to the attention of law enforcement, and aiding in the investigation might well have prevented even more money from being stolen.”

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