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Mass. Mom Charged With Taking Son’s Scout Money

 

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A Tewksbury woman already charged with embezzling $5,000 from a nonprofit that helped special needs children is now facing allegations of stealing about $350 her son had raised for his Boy Scout troop.

Lashanta Magnusson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing $349 her son had raised for his troop by selling popcorn. She was released on personal recognizance.

The Sun reports that prosecutors say the 35-year-old woman took the cash and wrote a check to the Boy Scouts, which bounced.

Authorities say Magnusson, the former treasurer of the Tewksbury-based Friends of Special Education Kids, was previously charged with using the group’s ATM cards for personal expenses of $5,152, including gas and groceries.

Magnusson denied the allegations and said she didn’t know the check bounced.

[Associated Press]

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