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June 29, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: AP

Girl Scout Theft

A former St. Joseph Girl Scout troop leader will serve 10 days in jail and be on three years of probation for stealing cookie money from her troop.

23 year old Stephanie Morris admitted in May that she stole $3,522 from her St. Joseph troop's bank account and cookie money. She was sentenced on Thursday. Prosecutors recommended probation because Morris had no prior criminal history. The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/Qz1iME ) Morris has already paid $450 and will start a new job in July. Her attorney said Morris was in financial trouble when she took the money.