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Crooks Pay For Girl Scout Cookies With Counterfeit Cash In Rancho Cucamonga
CBSLA.com) ^ | March 3, 2014 11:30 PM

Posted on 03/04/2014 6:23:05 AM PST by BenLurkin

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — Crooks in Rancho Cucamonga are paying for Girl Scout cookies with counterfeit cash.

Two high school sophomores, Katelyn and Tari, were selling cookies Saturday in front of a Stater Brothers when they took in two seemingly legitimate $50 bills from a man and a woman.

When they tried to break one of the $50 bills, a cashier told them the cash was fake.

Troop leader Cheryl Williams was stunned.

“Even though we had the…counterfeit pen, the pen did not work. It showed that it was a good bill,” she said.

Also on Saturday, a mother at another cookie booth at a Vons in Rancho Cucamonga was given two phony $50 bills.

“It’s just unfortunate because our girls are trying to trust people,” the woman, who wanted to remain nameless, said.

On Monday, Teresa McMahon, a spokesperson with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, held a lesson on how to spot fake cash for the Girl Scout troops.

Parents were also given a handout.

“The difference is that if you look at the faces, they’re all the same here, and here you can actually tell by the shapes of their faces that they’re completely different,” McMahon said.

The Girl Scouts are chalking up this weekend’s event as a life lesson in funny money.

“When you do put yourself out there, you are always going to have to double check,” Tari said.


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: california; girlscouts; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 03/04/2014 6:23:05 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

perfect. Artificial cookies paid for with artificial money.

(The Girls scouts are a lesbian front group and are no longer safe for our children)


2 posted on 03/04/2014 6:28:09 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: BenLurkin

Life lessons...What do they think the pens were for...It didn’t work?? Yeh right...


3 posted on 03/04/2014 6:28:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin; Morganna
“It’s just unfortunate because our girls are trying to trust people,”

They should learn to question authority, such as the leadership of the GSUSA.

4 posted on 03/04/2014 6:32:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: BenLurkin
“It’s just unfortunate because our girls are trying to trust people,”

I've been teaching my daughters NOT to trust in people....but to trust in God.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 6:34:46 AM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: BenLurkin

Kind of a three dollar bill problem.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 6:36:05 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: BenLurkin

Phony Money for what is now phony program thanks to the LGBTs and the Abortionists.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 6:40:46 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BenLurkin

Blake, Adam and Ders have alibis?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 6:44:36 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sacajaweau
What do they think the pens were for...It didn’t work?? Yeh right...

i think they used the pens, but the pens did not show the bills to be counterfeit... the best way to learn to spot counterfeit money is to spend a lot of time with the real thing... handling, touching, seeing, feeling it...

9 posted on 03/04/2014 6:46:37 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin

I declined buying their cookies so as not to support the homosexual agenda and their connection to PPH...


10 posted on 03/04/2014 6:48:40 AM PST by stockpirate (Appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing)
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To: BenLurkin

Sweet justice.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 6:50:02 AM PST by moovova
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To: latina4dubya

... and bathing in it. (That one’s my favorite)


12 posted on 03/04/2014 6:50:05 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: latina4dubya

They SAID they used the pen. You really believe them?


13 posted on 03/04/2014 6:51:03 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin
“Even though we had the…counterfeit pen, the pen did not work. It showed that it was a good bill,” she said.

Maybe it was a counterfeit counterfeit pen...

14 posted on 03/04/2014 6:51:42 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: BenLurkin
Even though we had the…counterfeit pen, the pen did not work. It showed that it was a good bill

Well, gee, that's the problem right there, it was a counterfeit pen. Next time buy a real one.

15 posted on 03/04/2014 6:55:50 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: latina4dubya

“i think they used the pens, but the pens did not show the bills to be counterfeit... the best way to learn to spot counterfeit money is to spend a lot of time with the real thing... handling, touching, seeing, feeling it... “

One method I read about that counterfeiters use is to take $1 bill, bleach them and then print the counterfeit money over it. Something like that might defeat the counterfeit pen test.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:31 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: BenLurkin
How to steal GS cookies without a gun or a knife:

"I would like to buy all your Thin Mints and Samoas, please."

17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:49 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: stockpirate

That’s one of the few boycotts I feel like I’m actually participating in. Most of the companies I boycott don’t sell anything I want anyway. If they do, I can usually find an acceptable substitute.

GS cookies are different. I really like them, and can’t find a good substitute. Hostess used to make some cookies that were exactly like GS Thin Mint Cookies, except they were square and bigger. I’m still hoarding the ones I bought at the Merita bread store when they went out of business. I don’t know what I’ll do when they run out.

I wonder if that’s what happened to these counterfeiters. Couldn’t live another day without the cookies, but couldn’t bring themselves to break the boycott. Put me on the jury, and I will consider that a mitigating factor.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:34 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BenLurkin

An equal trade IMHO......................


19 posted on 03/04/2014 7:07:03 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: BenLurkin

Karma....


20 posted on 03/04/2014 7:52:35 AM PST by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: BykrBayb
and bathing in it. (That one’s my favorite)

?

21 posted on 03/04/2014 7:55:30 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sacajaweau
You really believe them?

sure... they can try it again and see if the gals were fibbing...

22 posted on 03/04/2014 7:57:14 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin

What a waste of a perfectly good counterfeit caper. Girl Scout cookies are not even edible any more.

It has been many years since I have had them, but I bought two boxes from a friend’s daughter this year. The Thin Mints had an outer coating that tasted and felt like old, dry candle wax. There was no hint of chocolate taste whatsoever. The lemon cookie literally tasted like a chemical cleaning product.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 8:01:29 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: John O

a story with two sets of “bad guys”.

It is a win win for america. The counterfiters will end up in jail, a left wing socialist group loses money.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 8:08:12 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: latina4dubya

suckers will prop up the sales.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 8:08:40 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: latina4dubya

lol
That just seemed like the natural progression to all the things you listed. Fill the tub with money, and dive in!


26 posted on 03/04/2014 9:33:46 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Semper911

Thank you for sharing that. It makes the boycott a lot easier.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 9:35:44 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
That just seemed like the natural progression to all the things you listed. Fill the tub with money, and dive in!

haha! yes--sorry, i have posted a lot today, and i could not remember what i actually said... but yes--makes me think of that poster for that movie, "Indecent Proposal" with Demi Moore and Robert Redford... :)

28 posted on 03/04/2014 9:47:26 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BenLurkin

Phonies paying phonies with phonies. Perfect!


29 posted on 03/04/2014 10:45:51 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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