Girl Scout Leader Pulls Off $15,000 Cookie Heist, Then Disappears

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“It looks like she picked up the cookies and, now, she and the cookies have disappeared,” said the local DA of the former troop leader’s crime.

Girl Scout cookie season has come and gone, but the fact that troops aren’t out selling them anymore doesn’t stop Americans from craving the coveted treats.

One Kentucky Girl Scout troop leader saved herself from enduring cookie withdrawals by stealing $15,000 worth of them from her troop.

Former troop leader Leah Ann Vick, 26, was indicted last week on charges of theft after the local Girl Scout branch reported a large amount of the cookies had been stolen, Mashable reports.

Now, Vick has vanished and remains on the run. Authorities have reportedly searched for her at multiple addresses in different towns but have been unsuccessful in locating her.

“It looks like she picked up the cookies and, now, she and the cookies have disappeared,” the local DA told the Appalachian News-Express.

If you’re thinking she stole the snacks to sell herself and pocket the money, think again. Official Girl Scout records indicate that Vick hasn’t sold any of the stolen boxes, according to Grub Street.

One can only surmise that Vick is binge-eating the cookies on her own, which is bizarre, to say the least. While most people would agree that Girl Scout cookies are delicious, Vick is just being greedy. 

Alas, authorities are still trying to track her down, and when they do, she’s surely going to spend some time behind bars where she will be left to contemplate whether those Thin Mints were truly worth it. 

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Flickr, Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar

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