All Boy Scouts must learn to be trustworthy and keep their promises. So members of a Placentia Boy Scout troop were shocked Friday to find the instructor they hired to teach them CPR and first aid allegedly took their money and ran.
Kevin Stafford, a CPR instructor with Life Line Training Center in Anaheim, is suspected of defrauding Placentia Boy Scout Troop No. 723 out of $250, said Corinne Loomis, a civilian investigator with the Placentia Police Department.
Stafford also is under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department for allegedly taking $2,000 from the Arroyo School Parents-Teachers Assn., Lt. Hector Rivera said. He allegedly had promised to teach association members first-aid techniques in exchange for the money, Rivera said.
Stafford did not return repeated phone calls seeking comment. Training center officials also declined to comment.
"Apparently, it's a case of misrepresentation," Rivera said of the PTA case. "He was supposed to provide services, which he did not."