Hudson Valley Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $13,500 From Scouts
A Hudson Valley woman is accused of stealing over $13,500 from a local Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack.
On Monday, Kelley Zamenick, 43, of New Windsor was arrested by an Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigator and charged with two counts of grand larceny and eight counts of falsifying business records.
Felony complaints filed in the Town of Newburgh Justice Court allege Zamenick embezzled over $10,465 from the Boy Scout Troop and over $3,040 from the Cub Scout Pack while serving as the Committee Chairperson for both which were sponsored by the Gardenertown United Methodist Church.
The complaints also allege that Zamenick created and submitted false documents, including eight forged bank statements, to facilitate and conceal her commission of the embezzlements.
The investigation commenced after the Charter Representative of the pack contacted the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to report suspicions that there may have been an embezzlement of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout funds, officials say.
“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," Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said. "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 sponser. 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.”
Zamenick surrendered to Orange County District Attorney Office investigators at the Town of Newburgh Police Department, who aided in the arrest.
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