Broward News

Girl Scout Leader Gets Badge for Credit Card Theft

The Boynton Beach Police Department has arrested Magaret Ann Willett, a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, on suspicion of credit card fraud after a victim picked out Willett from a surveillance video.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Willett is suspected of having gone on a shopping spree with a credit card that belonged to Mary Ann Paris of Boynton Beach. The card was used at Ross Dress for Less, WalMart, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Target. (A real "frugalista," isn't she?) She scooped up some pet supplies at Pet Supermarket. And then she apparently needed groceries, so she made stops at Publix and WalMart. In all, she spent about $700.

The affidavit says that after confronting Willett, she admitted that she had found Paris' credit card at the office for Girl Scouts of America where they both worked. She blamed the theft on financial trouble.

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Thomas Francis