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Former CEO goes to jail for stealing thousands from Virginia Girl Scouts

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – The former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia was sentenced to three months in jail after she embezzled more than $22,000 from the organization. The Hanover judge actually sentenced Linda Carne, 62, to five years in prison, but then suspended all but three months of that sentence.

Carne was taken into custody immediately after her sentencing.

She previously plead guilty to embezzling $22,979.80 from the Girl Scouts. Carne used her Girl Scouts-issued credit card to pay for unauthorized trips, alcohol, restaurant dinners, prescription drugs and professional baseball games among other things.

She was fired from the state Girl Scouts organization after a forensic audit uncovered her crime.

Carnes showed up to court Monday with a check to reimburse the money she stole.


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