Man who stole Girl Scout money sentenced

Justin Rogers-Zenon pleads guilty to aggravated robbery

Published On: Jan 16 2013 05:59:53 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A Richmond man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to robbing Girl Scouts of their cookie money.

Justin Rogers-Zenon, 19, plead guilty to aggravated robbery on Monday and was sentenced to six years deferred adjudication probation.

In a plea agreement, Rogers-Zenon was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail as a condition of his probation. He will also pay a $500 fine, $328 restitution to Girl Scout Troop 29152 and write an apology letter.

In March 2012, two Girl Scouts were selling cookies outside a Walmart in Fort Bend County when they were approached by Rogers-Zenon, police said.

According to witnesses, as a car pulled up next to their table, Rogers-Zenon grabbed their cash box and jumped in.

Both girls reportedly ran after the vehicle and one was struck in the leg.

Rogers-Zenon and the juvenile who was driving the vehicle were arrested less than a week after the robbery.

The juvenile offender had been previously sentenced to three years confinement which was probated for three years, after having spent 120 days in detention. He also had to make restitution and write a letter of apology to the girl scouts.