Carne, 62, was charged back in April for embezzlement and entered a guilty plea, which has resulted in a three month sentence to be served out in jail (timesdispatch).
This is a shocking story to both adults and children, since Carne was not only the former CEO of the Girl Scouts, but an administrator at Randolph-Macon College. But, now that the fact are out, it's time for the opinion writing to take over. (Warning, 21 year old opinions ahead).
Speaking as a former student, this bit of news was alarming to say the least because when impressionable young students place their trust into an administrator only to discover that the administrator had been stealing money from organizations, it damages a student's trust. Not being too familiar with Carne, I was somewhat bewildered when she was charged with embezzlement towards the end of the semester. I thought, "An administer has been working here for years and is now being charged for stealing money?"
It's a shame that this had to happen to both the school and to Carne, but it is good that this news was made public so that the students knew why one of their administrators suddenly vanished in the spring semester. Keeping students in blissful ignorance would result in confusion and inquires, which would cause the student body to become distracted and inattentive to the real concerns of college life.
Carne's sentence is, in my opinion, a fair testament to the American justice system and I am glad that no one, not even a college administrator, is above the law.
By: Matthew Romeo
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