Aurora Man Arrested for Theft from Boy Scout Troop

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.

John Miller Booking Photo

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