Father of the year, he is not.
An Oregon dad swiped over $700 from his daughter’s Girl Scout cookie fund and then told her the money was taken during a home invasion — when, in reality, it got spent on an erotic massage.
Brian Couture, of Forest Grove, was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation, 80 hours of community service and restitution as part of a plea deal with the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.
The 40-year-old had been accused of lying to police back on March 6 — when he called 911 and claimed his house had been broken into.
When officers arrived, they found the home “ransacked and spotted blood strewn about the residence,” according to prosecutors.
“[Couture] told law enforcement at the time that someone broke into his home and assaulted him,” the district attorney’s office said in a press release Monday. “Couture’s work laptop was damaged and approximately $700 was missing from a jar containing his daughter’s cookie sale proceeds.”
Police opened an investigation and “quickly spotted inconsistencies in Couture’s story and began to challenge his account of what happened,” according to cops. He eventually confessed about what really went down.
“Couture told police that he stole the money from his daughter to pay for an erotic massage and faked the robbery when he realized he couldn’t explain the missing funds,” cops said.
A local judge imposed a $100 fine on Couture, with his amount of restitution to be determined at a later date. Girl Scouts officials say they’re following “normal procedure to collect on funds owed.” A spokeswoman told KPTV that “around $740″ was unaccounted for.
“We have been in contact with the Forest Grove Police Department and are working with them to resolve the matter,” the spokeswoman said. “The stewardship of Girl Scout troop funds is a top priority for our organization, and that is our focus in this matter.”