Girl Scout Leader Steals $20,000 Worth Of Cookies, Troops Hunting For Her

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

By Eric Shorey

We've certainly all considered stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of baked goods before, but few of us have the guts to pull off such a heist. Leah Ann Vick, a Girl Scout leader in Floyd County, Kentucky, is living our darkest cookie fantasies after poaching more than $20,000 worth of buttery confections from her local troop. She remains at large.

According to WYMT, Vick has been charged with theft by unlawful taking pertaining to the pilfering of the sweet treats. Vick had taken both actual deserts and profits from the selling of said deserts. She had purposefully fudged (excuse the pun) the numbers about the members of her troop — she claimed to be handling a second troop in a nearby county — to avoid getting caught.

"With this case specifically we're running into a lot of misinformation we have," Haleigh McGraw, Marketing Director for the Kentucky Wilderness Road Council, said. "Because of that she was able to acquire more than $26,000 dollars worth of Girl Scout cookies."

“The ones that she did pick up, at least for her own troop, were never sold by the troop,” added Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley. “She picked up the cookies and never took them to them, so we don’t know what she did with them.”

The Girl Scouts routinely perform background checks on potential troop leaders but could not have predicted this partiuclar instance. The money the cookies would have earned would have been directed towards community efforts.

Jezebel adds that state troopers have been on the hunt for Vick to no avail. The cookie thief had four addresses registered in her name and hasn't been found at any of them

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

But was she more partial to thin mints or Samoas? The world may never know.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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