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Kentucky Woman Arrested for Stealing $15K Worth of Girl Scout Cookies

Vick was accused by a grand jury of stealing the cookies in early February

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The troop has been trying to collect payment for the cookies since the incident occurred in February.

A Girl Scout leader in Kentucky, Leah Ann Vick, 26, was arrested Monday and indicted for stealing more than $15,000 worth of cookies from her troop, and possibly others, the Appalachian News-Express reported.

According to the case, Vick picked up the cookies for her troop, but never delivered them to be sold.

“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,” Rick Bartley, attorney of Pike Commonwealth, told the News-Express. “It looks like she picked up the cookies and, now, she and the cookies have disappeared.”

Vick was charged with “felony theft by unlawful taking,” and can face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

“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,” Haleigh McGraw, marketing director for the Girl Scout council that serves the area, told CNN.


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