A pair of counterfeiters took petty crime to a new low when they used fake money to buy Girl Scout cookies. Even worse, they reportedly got change in real cash after paying with fake $50 bills, leaving the girls stuck with the bill.
"The girls are heartbroken," Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., troop leader Cheryl Williams told ABC affiliate KABC. "Because they do trust, this is a life lesson for them."
At least two thieves used the counterfeit money scam over the weekend, setting the Girl Scouts back about $200.
“We are appalled that anyone would use counterfeit money to steal from a Girl Scout. This crime takes away proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales that fund girl programs and projects in our community," Girl Scouts of Los Angeles spokesperson Carol Deitrich told Yahoo News on Tuesday. "Obviously, the girls are not experts at detecting counterfeit money. So, even though we have safety precautions in place, this sort of thing can happen."
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