It was reported by Fox News on March 7, 2013 that a Girl Scout cookie warehouse in Spartanburg, S.C. was robbed by a thirty-seven year old Christopher Maurice Morton.
Morton stole $19,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies. He is charged with breach of trust of over $10,000.
The Girl Scout organization has been around for over 100 years, and its primary focus is to empower and build girls’ self-esteem so they can be tomorrow’s female leaders.
The Girl Scout teaches young girls and young ladies how to contribute to society by giving back. The young girls’ sell these cookies to raise money for activities and donate to charitable organizations in need.
When Morton stole these Girl Scout cookies from the warehouse he didn’t just rob the Girl Scout organization of profits; but he also robbed an organization in need that could have received a donation from the Girl Scouts.
The owner Brian Carey of Carey Moving and Storage said that more than 450 cases of Girl Scout cookies were stolen from his facilities on Feb. 26.
Carey said that cookies started arriving on Feb. 15 for storage and his employees last week started doing inventory on the cookies and realized that cases of Thin Mints and Shortbread cookies were missing.
Thin Mints and Shortbread are one of the popular Girl Scout cookies sold. Many people love to eat Thin Mints cookies because they are covered in dark chocolate and they get a cool refreshing mint taste when they bite into the cookie.
The lovers of the Shortbread cookies love the simplicity of the cookie that has a rich buttery taste. Shortbread cookies are a dense thick cookie that crumbles easily.
Morton was the driver for Carey Moving and Storage and has since been fired.
Master Deputy Kevin Bobo of Greenville County said that sheriff’s deputies found 352 cases of Girl Scout cookies behind an abandoned business.
Morton has not made any comments on these charges, and it isn’t clear if he has obtained counsel.