Despicable Crime: Criminals Use Counterfeit Cash to Buy Girl Scout Cookies

A San Diego woman said she learned that someone used two fake $20 bills to buy Girl Scout cookies from her daughter.

She didn’t learn that the money was fake, she said, until the bills were declined by a teller at her local bank.  The bank teller said this wasn’t the first time that banks had heard about the scam.

Girl Scout troops throughout the county have fallen prey to the scam.

Her eight-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old friend have started selling cookies door-to-door to make up for the lost money.

The woman told 10News.com that she was absolutely heartbroken for the girls.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this year that Girl Scouts have been targeted by wrongdoers.  In early February, a Girl Scout in Philadelphia was robbed of $50 while she was selling cookies. A few days later, a Girl Scout in northern California was held up at gunpoint.

Original article:  Girl Scouts cheated with counterfeit money

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