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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-Boy Scouts treasurer who pleaded guilty to stealing from a Tennessee troop has received no jail time because he has returned more than $95,000.

According to The Commercial Appeal, 63-year-old David H. Cline of Cordova was sentenced Friday to 100 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to a felony charge of stealing more than $10,000 from Boy Scouts of America Troop 368 in the Memphis suburb of Germantown.

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Glenn Wright issued the sentence after seeing verification of Cline’s repayment. Wright noted that Cline lacked a criminal history and the victim didn’t oppose a diversion sentence.

Prosecutors said Cline took money from the troop’s account over a five-year period ending in January 2016.

Cline told the court he was experiencing financial difficulty.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,