COOKIE MONSTER

Woman Allegedly Stole $15,000 Worth of Girl Scout Cookies

That’s a lot of cookies.

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Maybe she didn’t want to run out of Thin Mints.

A Kentucky woman was indicted on charges for stealing more than $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.

The woman, Leah Ann Vick, was a 26-year-old Girl Scout troop leader for the Wilderness Road Chapter. Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley said Vick was indicted for a felony theft—over $10,000 but under $1,000,000.

“Vick came [to Pikeville, KY] and picked up somewhere around approximately $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies to be taken to be sold. From [Kentucky State Police Trooper John] Gabbard’s investigation, she never paid for those cookies,” Bartley told the Herald Leader.

According to the indictment, Vick’s haul was snagged on February 1, 2017.

Bartley says the cookies are normally picked up by troop leaders, then troops pay the bill after the cookies are sold since many do not have the funds to pay up front.

“She has never paid for any of them and, anyone who has tried to contact her about them, has not been able to contact her,” Bartley said.

“The case was a little confusing because she may have picked up cookies for other groups. The ones that she did pick up, at least for her own troop, were never sold by the troop. She picked up the cookies and never took them to them, so we don’t know what she did with them.”

Apparently Vick has multiple addresses, and now both her and the cookies could be anywhere. The state trooper is now trying to track down the cookie thief and the missing treats.

Bartley continued, “[Gabbard] has tried to look for her. He is familiar with the areas, but the people he has talked to, have been unable to give her whereabouts.

“It looks like she picked up the cookies and, now, she and the cookies have disappeared.”