WGNS has more news on a Girl Scouts of America theft that has roots right here in Murfreesboro. A regional director to the Girl Scouts in Rutherford County called the police to file a report of theft and fraud totaling more than $30,000. Catherine Fowlkes told police, “One of the volunteers who had access to the Girl Scouts accounts has been taking money out of the account and using it for personal things.” The report suggested the local volunteer wrote checks for personal use out of the account, transferred money out of the account and withdrew money out of the account. The volunteer’s name has not been released because an arrest has not been made.
Apparently the theft has been going on since February of 2012, according to the information WGNS received on Tuesday (5/7/13). The Girl Scouts of America aim to prosecute the volunteer when an arrest is made in the near future. In the meantime, the Pinnacle account that held the Girl Scout money has been frozen for the time being.
WGNS will continue to follow this story.
Murfreesboro Police Incident Report #13-8827