Dine and dash for those that don't know.
Cookie-Money Thief Sentenced To 3 Days In Jail For Denny's Dash
POSTED: 4:23 pm EDT June 6, 2008
UPDATED: 4:45 pm EDT June 6, 2008
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Convicted Girl Scout cookie-money thief Stefanie Woods was sentenced Friday to three days in jail for skipping out on her Denny's restaurant bill without paying.
Palm Beach County Court Judge Barry Cohen said Friday that he had received several letters from the public asking him to harshly punish 18-year-old Woods after she helped a friend steal $168 from a 9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside of a suburban Lake Worth supermarket.
Cohen told Woods that the letters did not influence him in his decision to sentence her to three days in jail for skipping out on her and a friendís $25.84 Dennyís bill.
"The court does not believe Stefanie Woods is a monster or that her mother is irresponsible," he said Friday.
Woods had faced a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
After her stay in jail, Woods will be sent back to juvenile detention, where she has been held since Juvenile Court Judge Moses Baker Jr. sent her there last Wednesday. Baker sentenced the 18 year old to up to three years in a high-security juvenile treatment facility to treat her substance abuse and mental health problems after she was convicted of petty theft and two counts of violating her probation for battery and criminal mischief.
Woods will remain in juvenile detention until a bed opens up in a state-run treatment facility, which may not happen until late September, her attorney Lewis Hanna told WPBF News 25.