Stefanie Woods, who first became famous in 2008, when at the age of 17, she was busted for stealing $164 from a 9-year-old Girl Scout, is back in the news again. At the time of that incident, when asked if she had any regrets over her actions she famously replied, “I mean, right now, no. I’m kinda pissed because I have charges, and we have to give the money back anyway.”
After a plea agreement stemming from probation violations following a 2009 felony case, the 24-year-old, previously dubbed the “Cookie Monster” will spend about the next four years in jail.
“We’re pleased with the result,” he said, after Woods took a plea deal with the State Attorney’s Office. “It could have been much worse.”
As her mother and stepfather looked on, Woods pleaded guilty to violating her six-year probation term for robbery with a firearm and kidnapping charges.
She had faced at least 9-1/2 years in prison had she opted to fight the 20 violations cited by prosecutor Aaron Papero.
“It’s a decent amount of prison time,” he said of the sentence imposed by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes.
After years of struggles to comply with her lengthy probation, Woods hopes Friday was the first step toward a crime-free life.
“Stefanie is glad the matter is now behind her and she can focus on her future,” Olson said. “She’s an intelligent and often misunderstood person and I predict success for her in her future.”
Woods was 17 in 2008 when she was nicknamed the “Cookie Monster” after her infamous caper outside a Winn-Dixie in West Boynton. Read More…
Time will tell if prison will “rehabilitate” her, below is an interview with her following the 2008 theft.