Delaware Girl Scout Leader Accused of Theft

The leader of a Girl Scout troop in New Castle County has been caught with her hand in the cookie jar.

State police say 31-year-old Kelly Ivey of New Castle, the leader of Girl Scout Troop 87, has been charged with stealing more than $3,000 in Girl Scout cookie proceeds. The money was raised through the sale of 1,476 boxes of cookies.

Investigators said the theft was uncovered during a routine audit of the cookie sales, which found that Ivey had failed to deposit the money.

Ivey turned herself in to authorities Tuesday and was charged with two counts of felony theft. She was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.