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Man Scams Boy Scout

Man Scams Boy Scout

September 7, 2016

OCALA, FL. — A Boy Scout was scammed while selling popcorn and snacks for his troop outside a Florida Walmart.

The thief used a fake $100 bill to rip off the 12-year-old.

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Police say the man wanted to buy trail mix, but only had a $100 bill on him.

What the scout did not know was the bill was counterfeit, and he handed the man back $80 in change.

“This is money that they earn to do their summer camps, to buy their uniforms and activities. It irritates me a lot,” said Riley Couture’s dad, Luis Lecha.

The scout, while sad, did not let the incident stop him from continuing his fundraising.

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Original article published on WREG.