The bank which held Boy Scout Troop 341's checking account has restored the $1,400 stolen through fraudulent debits by an unknown suspect, said Assistant Scoutmaster Paul Gacek on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Last week, that in four separate transactions with Saudi Arabian Airlines, someone siphoned off about $1,400 from a the troop's bank account.
The money, which the Scouts earned through popcorn sales, had been earmarked for the boys' summer camp fees, said Gacek. After the funds were swiped electronically through fraudulent debits, one generous leader stepped up and dipped into his own money to cover the cost.
Boy Scout Troop 341 includes members from Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Midlothian and Mokena.