JUDGE: Boy Scout embezzler does not have to keep repaying

BRIGHTON, Mich (WLNS) – A Brighton woman will not have to pay back any more money she stole from a local Boy Scout Troop.

According to our media partners at WHMI, Kristen Vieau, 57, was originally charges with embezzlement of between $20,000 and $50,000 from Boy Scout Troop 347 in Brighton.

She pleaded guilty through a plea deal to one count of larceny under $200.

Vieau was ordered to pay court fines and costs plus $10,335 in restitution at her sentencing in November 2015.

A treasurer of the troop said that the restitution came up about $4,000 short of what was stolen.

However, Magistrate Jerry Sherwood on Thursday said he did not believe the Boy Scouts had a civil claim and that Vieau had paid the restitution amount both parties agreed to.

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