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Scout group treasurer admits stealing nearly £12,000

A woman has admitted stealing nearly £12,000 from the scout group she looked after.

Elaine West, of Riga Terrace, Plymouth, was treasurer of the 42nd Plymouth Scout Group when the offences were committed.

At Plymouth Crown Court, the 38-year-old admitted defrauding the group of a total of £11,954 between January 2007 and February 2010.

West was released on bail and is due to be sentenced later this month.

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