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Girl Scout treasurer embezzled more than $88G of troops, cancer center, sheriff says

Patricia Cascione, 52, was arrested for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars of Girl Scout troops.

A volunteer Girl Scout treasurer in California, was caught with her hand in the cookie jar, as the authorities claim she embezzled more than $88,000 of scout troops and a cancer center.

Patricia Cascione, 52, was arrested Monday at her home in Santa Clarita on charges of grand theft for the alleged theft from a number of organizations during the last five years, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Detectives from the fraud and cyber crime division began investigating Cascione after the scoring of possible fraudulent activities. They soon came to believe Cascione had embezzled more than $58,000 from the bank accounts of the various Girl Scout troops and the Girl Scouts Service Unit.

Cascione had worked for the past 20 years as a volunteer treasurer for several Girl Scout troops and a local service centre.

Cascione was also caught stealing more than $ 30,000 while she is the chief financial officer of the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, authorities said.

Officials believe that other organizations may also have become a victim, as Cascione led fundraising efforts for several organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley over the years.

Cascione was released on $ 20,000 bail.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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