Nasty prank forces Girl Scouts to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies

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by Reggie Aqui / KGW

KMOV.com

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 18 at 7:26 PM

PORTLAND -- Girl Scout cookie sales are supposed to be over. So, why are two local troops still selling? They say they got tricked.

The two troops are sitting on 6,000 boxes of cookies after a dream sale turned out to be quite the opposite.

“What did happen is the girls got their hopes dashed,” said Sarah Miller of the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

It all started when troop mother Jennifer Reed got an order from a woman she knows at a local company. The woman told her the company wanted $24,000 in cookies to help support a good cause. The cookies arrived but the promised money never did.

“Apparently it was a fraudulent order placed by her daughter who was assuming her mother’s identity,” Jennifer Reed told us.

And when she got a hold of the actual woman who says she placed the order? “Her response to me was I’m sorry I didn’t think it would be such a big deal.”

The Girl Scouts say no money changed hands so no charges will be filed. Now, they are setting out to try and sell as much of the inventory as possible.

 

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