DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio Girl Scouts leader has agreed to pay the organization $20,000 as restitution for stealing money from a cookie account and using it for vacations, groceries and other personal expenses.
Prosecutors say Tamara Jo Ward had access to a bank account the Dayton-based troop used to deposit cookie sales revenue that was to pay for the troop's recreational activities.
The 45-year-old Ward pleaded guilty in April to grand theft.
Under a restitution agreement, she'll pay $5,000 up front. She'll also pay $250 a month during a five-year probation and spend 30 days in jail.
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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio staff representative Marcia Dowds attended Thursday's court hearing. She says the agreement allows everyone in the case to move on.