While Girl Scout cookies have a habit of disappearing quickly, this situation is slightly more suspicious. A troop leader is in big trouble with the law after she made thousands of cookies vanish — by stealing them! According to local reports out of Kentucky, Leah Ann Vick has been charged with felony theft by a grand jury for stealing around $15,000 worth of cookies.
Police say the (adult) troop leader for the Wilderness Road Chapter picked up “somewhere around approximately” $15,000 worth of cookies meant for the troop to sell for the month of February. Officials started their investigation after a state trooper received a complaint from the chapter about the suspected theft, and reportedly discovered the cookies were never actually paid for!
Typically, troops sell their cookies first and use profits to pay for them as honor systems often work. Although, Pike Commonwealth County’s Attorney Rick Bartley says Vick has disappeared — along with the delicious stash — and has been unreachable. Convenient!
It seems like Vick was running the whole confectionary con, since there’s nobody else to point the finger to. Some other outlets reported the troop leader set up multiple troops in Kentucky, though many of the girls listed as participants weren’t actually involved in the Girl Scouts… Weird! Maybe she’s heisted even more cookies than we know about. A serial cookie thief.