Man bilks Girl Scouts with fake $100 bill in South Pasadena


SOUTH PASADENA >> Police are seeking a young man they say used a counterfeit $100 bill to rip off a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of a South Pasadena grocery store last week.
The incident took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 outside Vons, 1129 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena police Sgt. Richard Lee said in a written statement.
The suspect first tried to use a fake $100 bill in the store to by some detergent, but employees recognized the bill was phony, Lee said. The suspect left the store with the counterfeit currency.
The suspect left the store and used the same fake bill to buy three boxes of Girl Scout cookies from scouts who were selling them at a table in front of the store, Lee said. In addition to the cookies, he also received change for the bogus bill, which a Girl Scout leader ultimately realized was fake.
Police described the thief as a black man, about 18 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds. He wore blue jeans, a white hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and dark shoes with white laces.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Pasadena police detectives at 626-403-7280.

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