Stefanie Woods: 'Cookie Monster' gets15 days in jail for violating probation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - As punishment for violating her probation earlier this year, the 22-year-old "Cookie Monster" will spend 15 days in jail and will have to participate in more community service.

Stefanie Woods, who now lives in Parkland with her parents, was charged by Broward County Sheriff's deputies on April 5 with violating probation for a 2009 armed robbery and kidnapping.

Her probation officer said she failed to submit a gasoline receipt as required, wasn't where she was supposed to be for short periods and didn't show up for a probation meeting earlier this year, according to an arrest warrant.

Woods pleaded guilty in her "best interest" Thursday to one count of violating her probation. The other three counts were dropped, her attorney Leonard Feuer said Friday.

Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal sentenced her to 15 days in jail that Woods will serve over weekends. She also must perform an additional 50 hours of community service.

She must continue abiding by the terms of her probation, Feuer said.

Woods gained notoriety in 2008 when she and a friend stole $168 from a Girl Scout who was selling cookies at a Boynton Beach Winn-Dixie.

Less than three weeks after the cookie caper, Woods and the friend were arrested after dining at a Denny's in western Lantana and then walking out on their $25.84 bill.

In 2009, Woods, her then-boyfriend and another man robbed a man of prescription drugs while armed with a gun in Palm Beach Gardens, and she pleaded guilty to kidnapping and firearm charges.

Since her 2009 arrest, Woods has enrolled in college, has a 3.57 GPA, is employed and passes her regularly scheduled drug tests, Feuer said in April.

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