Former Girl Scout Troop Treasurer Faces Felony Theft Charges


DELAWARE - Delaware State Police have charged a former troop treasurer of the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay with felony theft, totaling over $12,000.

The accused, a 52-year-old woman from Frankford, served as the troop treasurer for more than four and a half years. Her tenure ended in November of the previous year. Authorities allege that during this period, she made unauthorized purchases using a payment card and issued fraudulent checks.

Following a meeting with local Girl Scout leaders on January 31, police initiated a nearly 10-month-long investigation into the reported thefts. The woman, who held a volunteer position, voluntarily turned herself in on Thursday. She now faces charges of felony theft exceeding $1,500. She was released on her own recognizance.

A spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay, while unable to comment on ongoing legal matters, emphasized the organization's dedication to instilling values of honesty and responsible resource management in all members, both young girls and adults. This commitment aligns with the principles outlined in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

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