Cameron, Missouri Cub Scout leader steals over 20K from pack

Matthew Jackman

A man, described by authorities as a scout leader for nearly ten years has been charged with stealing almost $22,000 from a Cameron youth group.

40-year-old Matthew Jackman of Cameron is charged with stealing from Cub Scout Pack Number 208. Media reports indicate a probable cause statement showed Jackman has been a pack leader since 2007.

Cameron Police Chief Rich Bashor said the department conducted an investigation reviewing financial and bank records from 2013 to 2016.

Cameron Police Detective LB Fugate said a new pack leader, Benjamin Breshears, got Jackman to release control of the Farmers State bank account in February. Breshears was quoted as being suspicious when he found the account was overdrawn.

Jackman was arrested last week. Associate Circuit Court Judge Teresa Christian-Bingham granted a motion to reduce his bond to $500 cash.

Jackman’s original bond was 15 thousand dollars. A court hearing is scheduled August 17th.