A Toms River man who served as the treasurer of Boy Scout Pack #57 has been indicted for theft after embezzling over three thousand dollars, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

Louis Freund, 52, of Toms River, was indicted for Theft by Unlawful Taking in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 20-3a.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Toms River Police Department began an investigation after receiving information that, Freund, the Treasurer of Boy Scout Pack #57 in Toms River, was using the Boy Scout account for personal expenditures.

A subsequent Grand Jury subpoena served upon TD Bank revealed 16 ATM withdrawals totaling approximately $3,850.00 and numerous purchases from various retailers that were not for the benefit if Boy Scout Pack #57 totaling approximately $695.00.

“The parents and kids that volunteer their time for an organization such as the Boy Scouts deserve better than this,” Prosecutor Billhimer said.

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