A 26-year-old Riverside County woman is accused of embezzling more than $5,000 from a local Girl Scout troop, according to Redlands Police.
Menifee resident Michelle Marie Villa was the troop leader for a Moreno Valley Girl Scout trip. Villa used the troop debit card to buy more than $5,000 worth of personal items such as groceries, craft supplies, athletic gear, a computer, and a printer, according to police.
The embezzlement occurred between July 2012 and July 2013.
Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s home last Thursday, and recovered evidence of the embezzlement. Villa was arrested that day and later released on $50,000 bail.
Redlands Police is asking anyone with additional information to contact them.