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Woman Accused In Girl Scout Cookie Caper Pleads Guilty To Theft

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) -- A former Girl Scout leader charged with stealing more than 6,000 boxes of cookies worth more than $26,000 has pleaded guilty to an amended charge.

Leah Ann Vick, 26, of Owingsville, pleaded guilty to theft in Pike Circuit Court. 

The alleged crime took place between Feb.1 and March of this year.

She was picked up a week ago in Clark County and admitted to stealing 6,250 boxes. Even though the cookies will be recovered, the Girl Scouts of America could no longer sell the boxes.

Under the terms of the deal reached with prosecutors, the charge was amended down one level, from a Class C felony to a Class D. The significance of that move is that instead of facing a potential prison sentence of 5 to 10 years, she now faces a sentence of 1 to 5 years.

Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley is recommending a two-year sentence and opposes probation.

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