Residents help out Indiana Cub Scouts hit by theft

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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana residents are opening their wallets to help out a Cub Scout pack hit by the theft of more than $5,000 in funds the youngsters spent a year raising through popcorn sales.

The Elkhart Truth reports Cub Scout Pack 762 has received $1,775 in donations since a former Cub Master was arrested on charges alleging that she stole the money.

Prosecutors say Nicole Taylor emptied the pack’s bank account and spent the money the boys had raised on fast food. The money was supposed to go for new Scout uniforms and other uses.

Court documents state that Taylor told police she had intended to pay the money back, but couldn’t. She was arrested March 15 and released after posting bail.

Taylor is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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