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Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Couple uses fake $100 to rip off Girl Scouts

February 20, 2008

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— A pair of con artists ripped off a Girl Scout group when they exchanged a fake $100 bill for cookies, police said.

The unknown couple handed over the bill Friday night at a supermarket, telling the girls it had been washed when asked about why it looked so strange.

"It felt and looked wrong and it was a quarter of an inch shorted than a $1 bill," said Jil Hennessey-Seabolt, the cookie director for Junior Girl Scouts Troop 2121. Hennessey-Seabolt said the Girl Scouts gave the couple $93.50 in change after the purchase.

The exchange eradicated the Scouts' earnings that day. The money they raise in the sales goes to camping trips and to area charities.

The story does have a happy ending, though. A resident donated $100 to the Girl Scouts.

Comments

gr 6 years, 5 months ago

"the Girl Scouts gave the couple $93.50 in change after the purchase."

Pay with a $100 bill for $6.50 worth of cookies? Don't they teach these girl scouts anything? Why are they carrying around $93.50 in change? Why does the newspaper advertise that fact?

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Ragingbear 6 years, 5 months ago

That's pretty low. But I tell you one thing, my pre-orders of thin mints better not taste like a monkey.

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beawolf 6 years, 5 months ago

The girls learned a valuable lesson. BTW Gross sales from last years cookies was $123,000,000.

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trinity 6 years, 5 months ago

if the bill felt, looked, and was shorter than a real bill-why the hell accept it??? should have sent 'em to the closest bank or mini mart to break it! sheeez.

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lounger 6 years, 5 months ago

Ummm...Hello! These are (for the most part) little girls! Dont you think the couple were the ones to blame!! How Low can you F*cking sink as to rip off girlscouts!!!!

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hopper 6 years, 5 months ago

That was really cheap but i thank the resident who donated the money.

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