Former Girl Scout Leader Charged with Stealing from Troop

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Girl Scouts is a program meant to build character and develop skills, but now one troop has learned a shocking life lesson: people you trust can sometimes let you down.

According to the warrant filed in Johnson County District Court, officials with the Wilderness Road Council of the Girl Scouts say 26-year-old Megan Willis of Prestonsburg stole $1813.08 from the organization while she was serving as a troop leader in Johnson County.

The alleged theft took place between November 1 of 2011 through January 1 of 2012.

The warrant says Willis used the funds to buy gas, pharmaceuticals, download iTunes, and rent DVDs, among other things. It also says she was taken off the Girl Scout account in January 12, but refused to return the money.

Girl Scout Officials could not say the type of account the missing money came from.

Willis was arrested last month. She is charged with theft by unlawful taking. Her arraignment is set for February 11.

Officials at the Johnson County Circuit Clerk’s Office say Willis is out on bond under the condition that she has no contact with the Girl Scouts.

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