Above / Since February 2023, Naperville Police have been investigating funds missing from the bank account of Boy Scout Troop 1776. (PN file photos are used to help flag reports about Naperville Police Department responses to fighting crime, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Be a Naperville Crime Stopper. Stay safe.)
An Aurora man was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, on felony theft charges following an investigation into unauthorized checks being written from a Naperville Boy Scout troop’s bank account.
In February 2023, Naperville Police received a report of thousands of dollars missing from the bank account of Boy Scout Troop 1776.
An investigation found that cash and unauthorized checks totaling $21,838 made out to the troop’s treasurer, John R. Miller, were allegedly deposited into his personal bank account between May 2021 and November 2022.
John R. Miller, 59, of the 2800 block of Breckenridge Circle in Aurora, is charged with one count of Theft, a Class 2 Felony.
The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Report submitted by Naperville Police Department Public Information Office.