Even the Girl Scouts are getting taken advantage of nowadays.

Girl scout cookiesMan Uses Fake $50 for Girl Scout Cookies

Somebody handed a group of Girl Scouts a bogus $50 bill and left with three boxes of their famous cookies and $40.25 in change, police said Wednesday. Volunteer Catherine Prior was helping her daughter and other Girl Scouts selling cookies last week outside a grocery store in Louisville, about 20 miles north of Denver, when a man bought one box each of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Do-Si-Dos, paid with the $50 and left, according to a police report.

It wasn’t until she got suspicious and had a nearby bank take a look at the bill that Prior found out it was counterfeit.

By then, the man was long gone.

Prior didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday. Her husband, Chris Prior, told the Daily Camera newspaper in nearby Boulder that passing a counterfeit to Girl Scouts was “pretty low-level.”

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