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Girl Scout bookkeeper sentenced for stealing tens of thousand of dollars from organization

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Sarasota County, FL - A Suncoast woman charged with stealing 85-thousand dollars from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Florida learned her fate in court this week.

41 year old Stephanie Person was charged with Scheme to defraud last year after tens of thousands of dollars went missing from the Girl Scouts account.  She entered a plea of guilty in court last month.  According to Prosecutors, Person, who was the bookkeeper for the organization was re-routing funds from active troop accounts into an inactive troop account, and then removing the cash from the account. 

Person was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by 27 years of probation and she must pay restitution of $112,158.20.