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Crooks and Cookies: Counterfeiters target Girl Scouts

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(KYMA, KECY) - Girl Scouts schemed out of hundreds of dollars after crooks decided to pick up some cookies and pay them with counterfeit money.

According to WFLA News, Florida troops have been selling cookies at Publix and Walmart, where they say crooks pay with fake bills and ask for change, after handing in a big fake bill.

However, more and more parents noticed the bills were thin and found the same serial numbers on them.

It’s a hard lesson to learn, but troop leaders say they’re teaching the girls what to do next time they sell cookies, reports say.

“They might take a little extra time to inspect your money,” Girl Scout leader Kelly McGraw says.

Troop leaders have reported the crime to police in Bradenton, Florida.

 In the meantime, the girls will have counterfeit detection pens with them so they don’t get schemed again.

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