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Counterfeit Money Used to Buy Girl Scout Cookies; Secret Service Steps in

By ASHTON MARRA
ABC News

Whether you prefer Do-Si-Dos or Thin Mints, almost everyone loves a Girl Scout cookie, but the annual fundraiser has created a spike in crime across the country this year that has even the Secret Service stepping in.

At least two troops on opposite sides of the U.S. have received counterfeit money in exchange for boxes of their cookies. Troop 60916 in Tynsborough, Mass., spent Sunday afternoon selling cookies, and took their $258 deposit to the bank when the teller told troop leader Dianna Mines that four of her $20 bills were fake.

“I was shocked,” Mines told The Lowell Sun. “Girl Scouts is about trying to teach the girls how to be good members of the community. To be taken advantage of was just not right.”

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