Some customers apparently crave Girl Scout cookies so badly, they have stooped to the level of paying for them with fake cash.
Nearly 50 Girl Scout troops in Brandenton have reported receiving counterfeit bills at their booths at Walmart and Publix locations around Bradenton, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
“We are hearing reports of fake of $5 bills to $50 dollar bills,” Kelly McGraw, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida director, told the station.
The unfortunate experience has become a lesson for the girls, who have started to check the bills they receive with counterfeit detection pens.
“First we were sad, then we were mad, now we are smart,” McGraw told Spectrum Bay News 9.
Anyone who wishes to donate to help the girls recover some of their funds can do so at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida website. website.