$30K taken by Girl Scouts' volunteer, employee says - | WBTV Charlotte

$30K taken by Girl Scouts' volunteer, employee says

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A woman who is supposed to set an example of leadership for Girl Scouts is accused of quite the opposite.

Police are investigating allegations that the woman responsible for overseeing one of four service units in Rutherford County as stolen more than $30,000 from a Girl Scouts account, allegedly using the money for personal needs.

"Quite candidly, we always looked to them as role models. For someone to be a role model for young children growing up, it's sets a horrible example," said Don Marchant, grandfather to Girl Scouts.

The woman volunteers as a Service Unit Manager and may have had about 30 children under her supervision.

The volunteer allegedly wrote checks with the Scouts' money to buy personal items, transferred money and made several withdraws over the last couple of years from the account, according to Catherine Fowlkes, an employee with the Girl Scouts.

Marchant's three granddaughters are members of the Girl Scouts troop. He said he couldn't believe money was apparently being stolen from children.

"They are out there in the rain, the heat trying to sell cookies. For someone to sell from them again is tragic," Marchant said.

In a statement, officials with the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee said:

"It saddens us to hear of these allegations against one of our own. However, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee's main focus is building girls of courage, confidence and character, and we assure you that we are cooperating with law enforcement and taking the proper steps to make certain that our girls continue receiving the full Girl Scout Experience."

The case remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Panthers made pacts with 4 workers over inappropriate Richardson conduct, report says

    Panthers made pacts with 4 workers over inappropriate Richardson conduct, report says

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-12-17 20:58:47 GMT
    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that at least four former Carolina Panthers employees have received “significant” monetary settlements as a result of inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson. 

    More >>

    Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that at least four former Carolina Panthers employees have received “significant” monetary settlements as a result of inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson. 

    More >>
  • Truck crashes into power pole in west Charlotte

    Truck crashes into power pole in west Charlotte

    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:29 PM EST2017-12-17 19:29:34 GMT
    WBTV graphicWBTV graphic

    A truck crashed into a power pole Sunday afternoon in west Charlotte near a gas station. Officials say the truck crashed into a pole causing another pole to snap on Wilkinson Boulevard. The incident occurred around 12 p.m. near the QuikTrip gas station.

    More >>

    A truck crashed into a power pole Sunday afternoon in west Charlotte near a gas station. Officials say the truck crashed into a pole causing another pole to snap on Wilkinson Boulevard. The incident occurred around 12 p.m. near the QuikTrip gas station.

    More >>
  • Volunteers place 1000's of wreaths on markers at National Cemetery

    Volunteers place 1000's of wreaths on markers at National Cemetery

    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:07 PM EST2017-12-17 19:07:08 GMT
    (David Whisenant | WBTV)(David Whisenant | WBTV)

    On Saturday, more than two thousand live green Christmas wreaths were placed on headstones at the National Cemetery annex on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. 

    More >>

    On Saturday, more than two thousand live green Christmas wreaths were placed on headstones at the National Cemetery annex on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly