Charges filed in Girl Scout money theft

Published: Friday, Oct. 9 2015 8:45 a.m. MDT

TAYLORSVILLE — Charges were filed Monday for two people accused of stealing money from Girl Scouts as they sold cookies in a grocery store parking lot.

Steven Andrew Kvenvold and Kayla Marie Long, both 24, each face one theft charge, a third-degree felony, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court.

A leader of the Girl Scout troop said a vehicle, driven by Long, circled the parking lot at 5469 Redwood Road several times on March 16 before a man, Kvenvold, got out and approached to ask how much a box of cookies cost. Kvenvold grabbed a cash envelope containing $1,400 and ran to the waiting car.

Long told police Kvenvold had instructed her to drop him off, then speed away when he returned to the car, according to the charges. He gave her some of the Girl Scouts' money and kept the rest, charges state.

Kvenvold had an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery at the time of arrest, police said. He previously was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery in 2012. He served jail time and received a suspended prison sentence for that conviction.

Long was convicted of theft in 2010 and sentenced to a year in jail.  

McKenzie Romero

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