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Oak Creek woman charged with embezzling thousands from Boy Scout pack

The Boy Scouts of America work hard every year to sell popcorn to raise money for camping trips and other programs, but a local den is out thousands of dollars after police say an Oak Creek woman embezzled money while working as a treasurer for the pack.

Michelle Zweigler was the treasurer of pack 599 in Hales Corner from 2013 to 2016.

The criminal complaint says Pack 599 Cubmaster David Graat reported the theft after he took over in 2016 and looked at the financial records from the past few years.

Graat says he found "bundles" of checks were missing from expense reports and more than 100 transactions were unaccounted for in the financial records.

At that time, Zweigler was the only one authorized to write checks for the group.

The criminal complaint says, when confronted, Zweigler, admitted to using the pack's funds to pay for her own personal bills.

Graat released a statement, saying in part, “The situation is a regretful one and we trust that the legal system will resolve this in an appropriate manner.”

He added the group suffered financially and had to make budget cuts because of Zweigler’s alleged embezzlement. 

Graat says the group has since bounced back financially. 

According to the complaint, Zweigler made dozens of withdrawals totally more than $15,000 in three years.

Zweigler was arrested back in November of 2017, however, CBS58 found out she is still working and handling money.

An employee confirmed to CBS58 that Zweigler is still employed as an accountant at Rousselot, but she was unaware of the felony arrest.

CBS58 called Zweigler's last known phone number to get a comment on the charges, but did not receive a response.

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