An Oregon father who reported a home robbery in March admitted Monday he made it up to hide that he’d paid $700 for an erotic massage with his daughter’s Girl Scout cookie earnings, prosecutors said.
Brian David Couture, 40, pleaded guilty on Monday to initiating a false report, Fox 12 reported. Couture called police on March 6 to report a robbery in his Forest Grove home near Portland. He allegedly told police he struggled with an intruder. Police reportedly found Couture unresponsive and he was taken to a hospital.
Couture’s home was ransacked and $700 of his daughter’s Girl Scout cookie sales were missing from a jar, investigators said. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said blood was found around the home.
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No suspects were found and investigators caught inconsistencies in Couture’s story. He eventually admitted to staging the burglary after realizing he couldn’t explain the missing funds, the district attorney’s office said.
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Couture was sentenced Monday to pay a $100 fine, probation and 80 hours of community service, a news release said. The amount restitution to be paid will be determined at a later date, according to the release.