Fox Lake disbands youth program after Gliniewicz death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Officials say the youth program that a Fox Lake police officer is accused of stealing money from before he killed himself has been temporarily disbanded because of mismanagement.

Fox Lake Law Enforcement Explorer Post 300 was created and advised by late Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who authorities say staged his suicide to look like a homicide because he feared discovery of the embezzlement. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald ( ) reports the Explorer post was shut down indefinitely because it didn't comply with rules established by the Boy Scouts of America.

Fox Lake police spokesman Detective Chris Covelli says rules violations included allowing unregistered youths to volunteer in the program and letting unregistered adults do so without a proper background check.

Covelli says the police department hopes to reopen the Explorer post at a later time.

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