Ocean County Man Indicted For Theft From Local Boys Scouts

Louis Freund (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

  TOMS RIVER – A Toms River man was recently indicted for stealing nearly $4,000 from a local Boy Scout pack, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

  Louis Freund, 52, was indicted on March 19 for Theft by Unlawful Taking.

  An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Toms River Police Department found that Freund, the former treasurer of Boy Scout Pack #57 in Toms River, was withdrawing funds from the organization’s account for personal use.

  A subpoena on TD Bank revealed that Freund made 16 ATM withdrawals and purchases from various retailers for her own personal use. The ATM withdrawals totaled approximately $3,850. In addition, Freund spent approximately $695 at local retailers on purchases that were not for the benefit if Boy Scout Pack #57. 

  “The parents and kids that volunteer their time for an organization such as the Boy Scouts deserve better than this” said Prosecutor Billhimer.