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Crooks Using Fake Dough to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Lake Elsinore

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department reports that someone has been using counterfeit currency to purchase the cookies around town.

Surveillance images show a woman who is suspected of using fake cash to buy girl scout cookies in Lake Elsinore on Feb. 27, 2014.
Surveillance images show a woman who is suspected of using fake cash to buy girl scout cookies in Lake Elsinore on Feb. 27, 2014.
Area girl scouts are having a tough cookie season.

First, a Temecula girl scout was allegedly assaulted as she knocked on a man's door to sell the famous cookies.  Now, someone is apparently buying up batches with fake currency. 

Riverside County Sheriff's Officials report that on Feb. 27, they responded to a report of fraud in the area of Lakeshore and Riverside drives.

"During the course of the investigation, the officers learned that unknown suspect(s) had made several purchases of Girl Scout cookies with counterfeit currency," Sheriff's Spokesman Deputy Albert Martinez said.  

Law enforcement officers searched the area, but couldn't find any suspects, he added.

Since then, they've identified at least one person of interest who was caught on a camera and hope that someone may recognize the woman.

"Investigators assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Department continued the investigation and discovered a person of interest in this case was captured on close circuit surveillance cameras," Martinez said.  "Investigators are reaching out to the public for assistance with the identification of the person."

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact Investigator Carranza at the Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300.




Jimmy Dean March 06, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Stop hating on the girl scouts, it's not all about you. Yes tweakers love passing fake currency and love sitting in circles passing their pipes.
Jimmy Dean March 06, 2014 at 06:21 PM
Your burning my pipe man stout Stop it! Where did you learn to smoke man?
SA March 06, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Mr. Dean I am making a safe assumption that you are commenting on my comment … I am conservative and agree with free enterprise; however I do not agree with using kids to push a product ….
Spacin Jason March 06, 2014 at 11:44 PM
If these tweeks were really smart they would buy 500 boxes, save them until August and Sell them for $20 a box...Fatties love Girl Scout cookies
Annie G. March 10, 2014 at 01:04 PM
hahaha- ya hear about the ones who sold outside a pot shop?? sold OUT!!!

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