HANOVER, Va. (AP) -- A former Girl Scouts executive in Virginia has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $23,000 from the organization.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 62-year-old Linda Pasternak Carne of Goochland County faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in Hanover County Circuit Court on July 7.

Carne served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia from April 2010 to December 2011. In court Friday, special prosecutor Matthew Ackley outlined several instances in which Carne used a Girl Scout-issued credit card to pay for stays in posh hotels, baseball game tickets, spa services and rental of a North Carolina beach house.

The newspaper says Carne declined to comment after the hearing. She remains free on bond until sentencing.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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