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Leader of Girl Scout group steals 6,000 boxes of cookies

By Mason White 1:50 PM May 19, 2017
Leah Ann Vick
Leah Ann Vick
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A Girl Scout leader signed for thousands of boxes of cookies, but never paid for the items, causing huge losses for the youth group, according to police in Kentucky.

Pike County police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Leah Ann Vick, after taking 6,000 boxes of cookies and never submitting payment for them.

Vick has been charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking. If convicted, the Girl Scout leader faces up to 10 years in prison.

She was booked into the Pike County Detention Center, pending a bail hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, Vick signed for 6,000 boxes of cookies, which were worth about $26,000. She was asked to submit payment numerous times, but she refused.

Vick also refused to return the cookies. It is unknown whether Vick sold the cookies herself and kept the money or had her girls sell the cookies and kept the cash.

No cookies have been found. Vick had been leading the Wilderness Road Girl Scout group.