Stefanie Woods spent her 18th birthday in jail for violating an earlier probation.
Woods allegedly stole $164 from 9-year-old Gracie Smith.
Reporter: Lindsay Cohen
She made plenty of you angry, but justice might be served. She didn't go to jail after admitting to stealing from a Girl Scout, but she did get arrested Tuesday.
Up to now, we haven't identified her. But on Tuesday Stefanie Woods turned 18.
But spending her 18th birthday in jail is probably not how Woods thought she'd spend the day. "I know it's a crime, but it was an easy crime."
You may remember Woods from this interview last Thursday. She admitted to our cameras she helped steal $164 from a Girl Scout selling cookies in suburban Boynton Beach.
Reporter asks, "Do you have any remorse about stealing from a 9-year-old girl?"
Woods responds, "I mean, right now, no. I'm kinda pissed because I have charges, and we have to give the money back anyway."
The father of one of the teenage suspects eventually repaid the money to the 9-year-old victim, Gracie Smith. But the damage was already done.
On Tuesday Woods was arrested for violating an earlier probation for battery on an ex-boyfriend. All this just five days after telling us how she and a friend stole the dough from a troop of Girl Scouts selling cookies. "She grabs the envelope. She snatched it really quick. She ran to my car. We left. We parked, and we split the money."
Reporter asks, "Why did you do it?"
She replies, "Who doesn't like money? I mean, I don't know."
The sheriff's office is recommending charges of petty theft for the two teens; however, that will be up to the state attorney's office to decide.
"We really are gonna let law enforcement do their job. We appreciate the support and respect their role in this. We understand if any charges are to be filed, that's up to them and their decision, and we'll respect that," says Lisa Johnson, Girl Scouts of America.
There were a lot of angry people who responded to Woods' interview with us last week. One of those people is the mother of the 9-year-old victim. She told us over the phone Tuesday that she hopes the two girls who stole the money get some guidance. She also called the situation "very sad".
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