Sunday, January 18, 2015

2 ex-Parkersburg, WV Girl Scout leaders face embezzlement charges

Two Parkersburg women have been indicted on charges that they used Girl Scout funds to take a trip to Florida.

Media outlets report a Wood County grand jury indicted Denise Davis and Mary Farnworth on Thursday on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Both are former troop leaders of the Girls Scouts of the Black Diamond Council. Council spokeswoman Jennifer Brown says Davis still works as the council's director of membership services.

Special prosecutor Joshua Downey says the women allegedly used $2,400 from cookie and yard sales to take their daughters and a friend to Sea World in 2011. Downey says the money came from outreach groups.

The Black Diamond Council serves most of West Virginia, along with some areas of Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

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