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Girl Scout troop invited to sell at city hall after theft

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-23 19:06:50-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah—A troop of Girl Scouts who had money stolen from them as they sold cookies was invited to sell their wares at Taylorsville City Hall on Saturday.

The theft happened outside of a Wal-Mart on March 16. The suspect has since been caught and the money returned, but the Taylorsville mayor and community decided to help the troop by lending them city hall for the day.

Taylorsville Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach said the event came together after many people approached with offers of help for the troop.

“We reached out,” he said. “We felt bad as a community. We felt like we wanted to do something. We offered city hall for them to come sell their cookies. I should say even before that we had the community start reaching out: We got emails, phone calls [and] text messages all coming in. People wanted to know how they could help, where they could send money."