Man, Woman Charged with Taking Cookie Money from Girl Scout

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 16:15:21-05

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a brother and sister who stole a box of money from a table where a 12-year-old girl was selling Girl Scout cookies outside a Florida Wal-Mart.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports in a news release that 20-year-old Nicholas Delbrugge and his sister, 25-year-old Ashley Winters, were arrested in Deltona on Thursday.

Authorities say surveillance footage shows the brother grabbing the money box Sunday afternoon and hopping into the passenger seat of a waiting car. The leader of the Girl Scout troop estimated the box contained about $200.

A New Smyrna Beach police officer identified Delbrugge on Tuesday, and sheriff's detectives spent the next two days tracking the siblings down.

Delbrugge and Winter both face multiple theft charges. Jail records didn't list attorneys for them.