31-year-old Noel Hines has been accused of of stealing over $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies from her daughter’s local troop.
The mother allegedly accepted a large cookie order to sell for the troop in March but when funds were due, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio claim they never received a payment.
Girl Scout officials and police then tried to contact Hines for six months but were never successful.
“That’s the way the cookie crumbles,” North College Hill police wrote in a Facebook post.
On Tuesday, Hines was arrested for unrelated charges and charged with theft at the North College Hill Mayor’s court, police said.
According to the Girl Scouts of America’s cookie manual, cookies are $4 dollars each — making Hines responsible for around 400 boxes of cookies.
The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio said situations regarding theft in their troop are “infrequent” and “unfortunate.”
“When we have evidence that an adult misuses troop funds, we pursue vigorously and, when appropriate, contact law enforcement to recover as much money for the troop as possible. This is not something we take lightly,” the company said in a statement.
Hines was arraigned and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 28.
So — do we think she ate all $1,600 worth of cookies?