Former Cub Scouts leader charged with theft appears in court for initial hearing

Nicole Taylor, a former Cubmaster, is accused of spending more than $5,000 at fast food restaurants and super markets with money raised by Cub Scouts who sold popcorn. She faces 3 years in prison.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:19 p.m.

ELKHART — A former Cub Scouts leader who is accused of stealing more than $5,000 from the group appeared in Elkhart Superior Court 6 for her initial hearing Wednesday, April 2.

Nicole Taylor, the former Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 762, is charged with theft, a Class D felony. If convicted, she faces up to three years in prison.

Taylor spent the money the Cub Scouts had raised by selling popcorn last year at fast food restaurants and supermarkets. She also withdrew some money from ATMs, according to the probable cause affidavit filed for her arrest.

She was arrested March 15 and later released on a $300 bond.

Since news of the theft came out, the community has rallied to help the boys with donations.

Taylor's attorney, Eric Kinsman, made an appearance during the initial hearing. Superior Court 6 judge David Bonfiglio scheduled Taylor's next hearing for 1:30 p.m. June 25.

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