Girl Scout cookie caper lands woman in jail

By The Associated Press

VICKSBURG— Authorities say a Vicksburg woman armed with a copy of a Girl Scouts cookie order form allegedly bilked $1,000 from customers who thought they had placed legitimate orders.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says 37-year-old Paula Lynn Kelly is charged with grand larceny. Pace says Kelly took the false orders and pocketed the cash.

Pace says Kelly allegedly went door-to-door during February and March taking orders for Girl Scout cookies and taking cash as prepayment.

Pace says Kelly has no connection to the Girl Scouts.

Becky Traweek, CEO of Girls Scouts of Greater Mississippi, tells the Vicksburg Post that the Girl Scouts have fulfilled each order.

Kelly was being held without bond in the county jail pending an initial court appearance.