Troy woman rips off Girl Scouts

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — The Troy Police Department has charged one woman with theft for failing to return cases of Girl Scout cookies and its funds to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

According to the report, a Piqua woman reported troop volunteer Lisa Pawlaczyk, 43, of Troy, owed $1,501 worth of cookies or sales funds. The money was missing from last year’s cookie sales.

The Piqua woman had contacted Pawlaczyk several times since May 2016.

The volunteer provided paperwork, including a certified letter, documenting the funds owed to the Girl Scout organization from Pawlaczyk’s troop. Pawlaczyk had not replied to the volunteer’s email as of Feb. 5.

The officer called Pawlaczyk several times. The final message stated she needed to call the Troy Police Department on Feb. 7. Pawlaczyk called Troy Police and stated she had 25 cases of cookies in her garage that she was willing to return. The Girl Scout volunteer advised that the cookies were expired as of September 2016 and could not be resold and to continue with the charges.

The theft charge was forwarded to the Miami County Municipal Court on Feb. 20.

By Melanie Yingst

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