Most dads would be proud of their daughter for selling over $700 worth of Girls Scout cookies.
One father was not only proud, but he saw it as an opportunity for a quick come-up.
40-year-old Brian Couture, one troop father, called the police to report that the money went missing after a home invasion. He was later arrested after admitting to faking elaborate scheme to cover up the missing money.
It all goes back to Mar. 9, when Couture placed a 911 call to report that an individual had broken into his house and an altercation ensued, ultimately ending with the perpetrator taking off. In response, police dispatched a K-9 unit, as a full-blown hunt for the suspect was underway.
The investigation instilled a widespread anxiety among the Forest Grove, Oregon residents. A local resident described the scene to KGW8. “There were cops from all over, dogs, the forensic team, they had crime tape up everywhere,” the resident said.
However, investigators found no evidence of a home invasion, and arrested Couture instead. In a statement, authorities said that he “admitted to Forest Grove Police investigators that the alleged incident was staged,” and that he did so to “conceal the theft of money belonging to a non-profit organization, that was spent inappropriately.” He is being charged with falsifying a police report and theft.
He was clearly on that Jussie.