A former Girl Scout group treasurer was arrested and charged with felony theft after allegedly stealing more than $12,000 from the troop during her tenure.
According to a statement released by the Delaware State Police on Monday, 52-year-old Kelly M. Raab of Frankford, Delaware, was arrested last Thursday following a 10-month investigation into how the money was vanishing from the Girl Scout group.
“On January 31, 2023, at approximately 3:14 p.m., the Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit met with representatives from a local Girl Scout Troop to discuss a theft.” “Kelly Raab has been identified as the former treasurer of the Girl Scout Troop,” the DSP stated in a statement announcing Raab’s arrest. After a ten-month investigation, troopers learned that Raab produced and cashed counterfeit checks as well as made unauthorised payment card transactions while serving as the Girl Scouts’ treasurer from January 2018 to November 2022.”
According to the DSP, the total loss to the Girl Scout group during that 58-month period was more than $12,000.
Raab turned herself in to authorities last Thursday and was charged with theft of more than $1,500, a crime in Delaware, and was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 before being released on her own recognisance.
There is currently no trial date established.