Girl Scout Leader Stole Over 6,000 Boxes of Cookies: Cops
Leah Ann Vick, 26, was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing cookies meant for local troops to sell.
Well, that's not very sweet.
A Kentucky Girl Scout leader has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars' worth of cookies that were meant to be sold by her troop.
Leah Ann Vick, 26, was arrested Monday after authorities say she signed for more than $15,000 worth of the famous confections months ago but never turned over any money.
Cops haven't said whether they believe Vick pocketed money after her troop sold the cookies or if they believe she sold them herself.
But Haleigh McGraw, Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Girl Scout marketing director, told reporters the 6,000 or so boxes had gone unaccounted for since at least February.
"We started contacting her. She did let us know that: 'I am sorry, it must have been a mistake, I will get those funds back to you,'" McGraw said.
However, authorities said Vick has not paid the sum.
Because Girl Scouts use proceeds from cookie sales to pay for activities, McGraw said Vick's alleged theft puts the rural Kentucky troop in jeopardy.
“Right now our biggest concern is actually focusing on recovering and maintaining the troop for the girls. They use those funds for service projects, educational trips. The biggest point of the cookies sale is actually financial literacy,” McGraw said.
A grand jury this week charged Vick with felony theft.
She is being held in the Pike County Detention Center and will be arraigned May 26.
If convicted, Vick faces up to 10 years in prison.
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