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February 14, 2019



Scout leader arrested on suspicion of stealing from troops

GILLETTE (WNE) — A local Boy Scout leader is accused of stealing $31,000 from Gillette Scout troops between April and November, skimming money from popcorn fundraisers and troop accounts, said Gillette Police Detective Julianne Witham.

After a two-month police investigation, Jason Barnum, 41, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of theft greater than $1000 and obtaining goods by false pretenses, all felonies.

The Greater Wyoming Council, which oversees dozens of Boy Scout troops in the state and is located in Caspe...



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