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Man Arrested For Stealing 5,000 Boxes of Thin Mints



    Man Arrested For Stealing 5,000 Boxes of Thin Mints
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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. The scouts did brisk business, setting up shop in locations around Midtown Manhattan on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    A monster thief nearly made off with a big bite of one state’s Girl Scout cookie supply.

    On Thursday, a South Carolina man was charged with stealing more than 5,000 boxes of Thin Mints and Shortbreads, The Associated Press reported.

    Police fingered 37-year old Christopher Maurice Morton as the alleged cookie culprit who took $19,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies from a Spartanburg, S.C., warehouse.

    The owner of Carey Moving and Storage reported more than 450 cases missing after an inventory was conducted on Feb. 26.

    There wasn’t a trail of crumbs, but authorities were led to Morton, a truck driver at the warehouse.

    Master Deputy Kevin Bobo said Morton has since been fired and charged with "breach of trust more than $10,000."

    The plan behind the cookie heist still remains a mystery. But, Bobo said Greenville County sheriff deputies recovered 352 cases from behind an abandoned business.

    It’s unclear what happened to the nearly 100 other cases of cookie loot.