A Lexington Girl Scout troop leader was arrested after police say she used money from the sale of cookies for her personal use.
Ashley Pike, 30, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000.
She entered a not guilty plea in Fayette District Court on Friday.
A representative of the Girl Scouts — Wilderness Road told police that Pike was given 95 cases of Girl Scout Cookies valued at $3,996.
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The money for the cookies was given to Pike to be deposited into an account at Fifth Third Bank belonging to Troop 7346, according to a criminal complaint.
"When the Girl Scout finance department went to make a withdrawal from the account to pay for the cookies they sold, there was no money in the account," the complaint states.
The document says Pike had used the account to pay her electric bill and shop at Walgreens, Walmart, Florist Express, Costco and Speedway.
When contacted by the Girl Scout office about the lack of money, police say Pike "admitted to taking the money for her personal use."
Pike's next court appearance in the case is scheduled for June 10.