Girl Scout troop leader on the lam after stealing $15,000 of cookies
Girl Scout cookies are irresistible, but one troop leader took it too far.
26-year-old Leah Ann Vick, a Girl Scout leader in Kentucky, reportedly stole more than $15,000 worth of cookies according to the Appalachian News-Express. She was indicted this week by a Pike County jury.
The indictment states that Vick picked up the load of cookies on February 1; leaders typically receive the cookies and disperse them among their troops. Vick's scouts, however, did not receive them for selling.
Scouts don't have the money up front but are expected to pay for them with the money they receive from sales. Vicks also did not pay for them herself.
"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," said Pike Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
He continued, "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."
Authorities have not yet tracked down Vick. She is indicted on the charge of felony theft by unlawful taking (over $10,000 but under $1,000,000).
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