Investigators in Ohio say a woman facing unrelated charges has been tied to the heist of a substantial cookie haul.
According to Fox News, the delivery of Girl Scout cookies was worth more than $1,600 and had been destined for a troop in North College Hill.
Local police addressed the case in a social media post earlier this week.
“Noel Hines is accused of taking a delivery of a large order of Girl Scout cookies to sell for a local troop back on March 30th,” the North College Hill Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
When the company attempted to collect for the delivery, however, police say it “never received any payments for the orders or the cookies back.”
After police and the company made multiple attempts over a span of six months to recoup the money, authorities began to pursue theft charges against her.
She was arrested this week in the North College Hill Mayors Court where she had been summoned on a separate matter.
Police offered some color commentary about the suspect they deemed “the cookie thief.”
“That’s the way the cookie crumbles,” the Facebook post concluded.
According to WLWT, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio released a statement acknowledging the allegations against the suspect.
“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. It is done after we make several attempts to resolve the situation.”
[Featured image: Noel Hines, Hamilton County Jail]