Suspects nabbed in Girl Scout embezzlement case plead guilty

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Update on January 12, 2010:

Both suspects in this case, Perry Bush and Trisha Proud, pleaded guilty. Perry will be sentenced on January 14. Proud is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12.

The Girl Scouts from the troops will be unable to be in court that day but have reportedly sent in letter they wish to have read.

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SCOTTSDALE -- Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with an embezzlement case involving a Scottsdale Girl Scout troop and the proceeds from their cookie sales.

Officers arrested Perry Bush on theft and fraud charges Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier this month, police arrested former troop leader Trisha Proud. Police believe the 29-year-old withdrew money from the troop's account for her personal use.

Detectives say Proud cashed checks to the tune of $8,000 drawn on the troop's account and gave the money to Bush. The troop had planned to that money for a trip to Disneyland this summer.

According to investigators, Bush, 26, of Phoenix, not only made incriminating statements, but was also found with an ATM card that belongs to one of his alleged victims.

This isn't Bush's first run-in with the law. He's also wanted in connection with theft and fraud cases in both Phoenix and Glendale.

He is currently being held on two arrest warrants from his home state of Alabama.