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Man attempts to cheat local Girl Scout troop

Posted at 9:44 PM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 02:24:46-05

A local Girl Scout troop says a man tried to rip them off by attempting to buy cookies with fake money.

It happened outside the Walmart store near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road.

Normally, people walk up to the young girls outside of the store.

But the man who tried to cheat the girls rolled up in a newer model white Mercedes.

He handed over a hundred dollar bill, hoping to get $75 back in change.

The troop leader says she called him out on it right before the girls handed the man the cookies and change.

The troop leader says the man didn't even say he was sorry. He just rolled up his window and drove away.

The car did not have a license plate and the man is described as "older."

Anyone who has information about the man is asked to call the police.