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Cathryn Ann Shay

A Cherokee County grand jury has indicted a woman on felony charges, after authorities say she took $25,000 or more from a Woodstock-based Boy Scout troop.

Cathryn Ann Shay, 55, of Woodstock, has been charged with theft by taking, and two counts of identity fraud, according to an indictment filed June 13.

According to an arrest warrant filed by Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Aug. 13, Shay was the treasurer for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 641 in Woodstock, where she took funds from the organization for personal expenditures, without the knowledge of the other Boy Scout troop’s board members.

Shay allegedly took at least $25,000 from the organization between Jan. 1, 2017, and Nov. 23, 2020., according to the indictment. She is also accused of fraudulently using a check in two instances — in February 2019 and in May 2019 — using someone else’s name.

Shay was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County jail Aug. 27, and has since been released on bond, Capt. Jay Baker said.

An indictment is a formal charge of felony offenses, and defendants are assumed innocent until proven guilty.

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