Joleen Marie Hopkins stole $8,200 from her Girl Scout troop in Mendota Heights, police say


It looks like Joleen Marie Hopkins, a 54-year-old Girl Scout troop leader from Mendota Heights, is going to have a lot of explaining to do to some youngsters. She's accused of swindling her troop and chapter of $8,200 -- most of it from the sale of Girl Scout cookies -- over a two year period.

WCCO reported that Hopkins was convicted of aggravated forgery in 1980, felony theft in 2000, and receiving $700 through a food stamp fraud in 2009. The Girl Scouts didn't complete a follow-up background check on Hopkins after 2005.