Girl Scout Money Thief Turns Himself In

Mar 21, 2013

The man accused of stealing cookie money from a Girl Scout troop has turned himself into the police.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily has more on the details and possible motivation behind the crime.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says 24-year-old Steven Andrew Kvenvold turned himself into police around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Police say members of Troop 2532 were selling cookies at a stand outside a Taylorsville Wal-Mart last Saturday when a man and woman, working together, stole their cash box.

"So I guess he saw how much money they had in the box, they had been watching it for a while, and so he just went up and grabbed the box.  She came by and picked him up, and off they went."

Police suspect that woman was 24-year-old Kayla Long.  Officers announced Tuesday that Long had been arrested.

“Because of the vehicle description we were able to, through chips, identify and locate the car.  Then we identified her and found her in the jail.”

Hansen says the suspected motivation behind the crime is connected narcotics.

“Some people, I guess they need money for drugs, more than the girl scouts need money for their charities.”

Hansen says officers have not recovered the stolen money.

The mayor of Taylorsville has invited the Girl Scouts to sell cookies at Taylorsville City Hall on Saturday.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.