An Oregon man has admitted to taking his daughter’s hard-earned Girl Scout cookie cash so he could get an erotic massage before staging a robbery as a way to cover it all up.
Brian David Couture pleaded guilty Monday to initiating the false report he made in March where he apparently faked a home invasion to explain the missing cookie money. Couture phoned in the robbery at his home in early March, the Washington County District Attorney’s office explains in a press release.
“He told law enforcement at the time that someone broke into his home and assaulted him,” it stated. “Arriving officers found the home was ransacked and spotted blood strewn about the residence. Couture’s work laptop was damaged and approximately $700 was missing from a jar containing his daughter’s cookie sale proceeds.”
According to police logs from March, the proceeds were made by selling Girl Scout Cookies specifically.
“Couture called 911 and reported that an unknown subject had entered through a sliding glass door at his residence and that a struggle had occurred,” the Forest Grove Police Department wrote about the day Couture faked the robbery. “The alleged suspect fled before officers arrived. An extensive dog track was conducted in the area and no suspect was located.”
Investigators from the department almost immediately noticed some inconsistencies in Couture’s story, and called him out on them.
“Eventually, Couture admitted he falsified the report,” the attorney’s office wrote. “Couture told police that he stole the money from his daughter to pay for an erotic massage and faked the robbery when he realized he couldn’t explain the missing funds.”
As a result of his guilty plea, Couture has been put on probation, ordered to perform 80 hours of community service, and to pay restitution. He also got slapped with a $100 fine.
It is not likely that Couture will be winning any Father of the Year awards in the near future.
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