When The Retirement Checks Stop Coming In: Mother Steals $10k From Daughter’s Girl Scout Troop To Use For Senior Dating Service

- By Bossip Staff



Mother Steals $10,000 From Daughter’s Girl Scout Troop

A 49-year-old Georgia woman looking for some later-years lovin’ recently pulled out all the stops to get it…..and wound up in jail.

via Huffington Post

Looks like someone may have been caught with her hand in the Girl Scouts’ cookie jar.

A mother in Georgia was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 from her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, then spending the dough on a slew of expenses ranging from gas to a dating service for seniors.

Darlene Jo Lewis, 49, was the treasurer and co-leader for Douglasville’s Girl Scout Troop 798, which disbanded in May 2012, according to WSBTV. My Fox Atlanta reported that the troop had to disband because of the loss of the money allegedly embezzled by Lewis.

Tracy Williams, who became a troop co-leader in 2010, told WSBTV that she continually asked to see bank statements and always got excuse after excuse. “She even told me once, ‘I looked at the balance and thought there was more than that.'”

Investigators say Lewis had embezzled $9,805.42 between April 2010 and January 2011, the Douglas County Sentinel reported, which she used on purchases at Walmart, Sam’s Club, a Christian bookstore and senior dating website “Senior People Meet.”

SMH. How embarrassing this must have been for her daughter…..poor thang.

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