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No. 3 Story of the Year: Cub Scout Embezzlement Case

A look back at what made news in Acton in 2012

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Top 5 Acton stories of the year were recommended by former editor Patrick Clark.)

In September of 2011, the Acton police began an investigation after receiving complaints of financial fraud in Acton's Cub Scouts Packs 1 and 70 between the years of 2005-11. Kimberly Clark, of 5 Paul Revere Road, was treasurer of the packs during that time and after the investigation, police charged her with larceny over $250 by single scheme and association officer embezzlement over $250.

Her husband, Kevin was charged with larceny over $250 by single scheme.

On March 13, 2012, Acton Police received several requests from the local nonprofit, the Acton Family Network to look into many accounting irregularities. An investigation and a forensic audit was conducted by the Acton Police Detective Division and verified that many different unauthorized financial transactions occurred and according to the police, the treasurer of the Acton Family Network during 2007, Clark "used her position with the organization to access various accounts for her personal expenses."

On Tuesday, June 26, Concord District Court Judge Kunis ruled the Clarks to be on a two-year probation (until June 25, 2014). If the probation requirements are fulfilled, the charges will be dropped in two years.

They were to pay a monthly $50.00 probation supervision fee, a $90.00 victim witness assessment fee, and also pay restitution.

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