Woman faces felony theft charges


 Jennings County Sheriff detectives arrested Robyn E. McClintock, 60, North Vernon, on eight felony theft counts and five misdemeanor theft counts after she was accused of taking about $6,500 from Jennings County Girl Scout troops. From: http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/North-Vernon-woman-accused-of-_1421258273 

North Vernon

A Jennings County woman accused of stealing money from Girls Scouts faces eight felony theft and five misdemeanor theft counts after her arrest Tuesday.

Robyn E. McClintock, 60, of North Vernon, was arrested Tuesday in connection with reports that four Girl Scout troops in Jennings County are missing $6,416.39, police said.

The investigation into the thefts began in September, when they were reported to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department. Police said a Girl Scout troop leader contacted the department after noticing money was missing from a troop account, according to the news release.

A representative of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana said they were still trying to verify what happened as of Wednesday afternoon and could not discuss it. Jennings County Girl Scout Troops belong to that organization.

During the investigation conducted by detectives Jeff Jones and Jim Blevins, three other Girl Scout troop leaders in Jennings County reported funds missing from accounts, police said.

Police said the money was taken from the accounts between January 2013 and November 2014.

McClintock, who was listed on all of the accounts, was interviewed by investigators and admitted to taking money for her own use, police said.

On Tuesday, a warrant was issued by Jennings Circuit Judge Jon Webster. McClintock was arrested and booked into the Jennings County Jail. She posted a $1,055 bond at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday and was released from jail, Blevins said.

She faces seven Class D felony counts of theft, one Level 6 felony charge of theft and five Class A misdemeanor counts of theft. A Class D felony is punishable by six months to three years in prison. A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to 2½ years.

An initial hearing in Jennings Circuit Court has been set for 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

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