Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Father Steals Daughter’s Girl Scout Cookie Profits; Fakes Home Invasion to Cover Theft

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WASHINGTON, DC JANUARY 13, 2017-The new Smores Girl Scout cookies from the Girl Scouts two bakeries: ABCs version is on the left, and Little Brownie Bakers cookie is on the right. (Maura Judkis/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

*An Oregon father is accused of stealing $740 worth of his daughter’s Girl Scout cookie money and them blaming it on a burglar to cover up his crime.

Brian Couture, 40, sent police off on a wild goose chase after he called 911 to report that the money went missing during a home invasion on Mar. 9.

Couture reported that an individual had broken into his house and an altercation ensued, ultimately ending with the perp fleeing the scene. Police dispatched a K-9 unit during the hunt for the suspect, Complex reports.

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A local resident told 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 Couture was arrested after admitting to plotting the elaborate scheme to cover up the missing money.

In a statement, authorities said 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.”

Couture is being charged with falsifying a police report and theft.

A spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts confirmed $740 in missing cookie sales from Couture’s daughter, ABC 7 Chicago reports.

They are working on a repayment plan.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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