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Girl Scout Leader Accused of Stealing $6,000 in Cookie Sales
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? A Girl Scout troop leader stole the cookie (money) from the cookie jar!Troop leader Ana Isabel Juarez, 30, was arrested after she was accused of stealing $6,000 from cookie sales from her 6-year-old daughter's troop in South El Monte, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The Girl Scout regional office noticed something fishy: they hadn't received any payments for the boxes of cookies that the girls sold.
The other troop leaders noticed that there was $4,000 in cash missing from the cookie sales and $2,000 from the account dedicated to cookie sales. Juarez spent most of the money as fast as she got her hands on it.
“It was just shocking to see that we became her own personal piggy bank: gas, nails, Nordstroms, Victoria’s Secret,” troop co-leader Verna de los Reyes told CBS Los Angeles.
The leaders promised the girls that if they sold enough cookies, they would be able to get their own doll from the American Girl line and a trip to the store in Los Angeles. Those plans have to be put on hold now that there's only $200 left in the account.
Juarez was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, and it turns out Juarez has a history with getting her hand caught in the cookie jar: there was a warrant out for her arrest related to a 2001 grand theft embezzlement case in Huntington Park.
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