In Kentucky, Leah Ann Vick, 26, probably does not want her case to go to a jury. She is accused of stealing $26,000 . . . . from the Girl Scouts. Notably, the theft was in cookies and the Girl Scouts are not sure if she kept the cookies or sold them on the side. Either way, the aggravating element of alleging stealing from the venerable charity is enough to guarantee more time on sentencing.
That would be 6000 Girl Scout cookie boxes. Vick personally signed for the cookies. She is charged with felony theft and could face up to 10 years in prison.
The status of the victim as a charity can be an aggravating circumstance in sentencing. When you are talking about 6000 boxes, the defense will be difficult to established beyond some compulsive eating disorder.