Counterfeit money circulating through Texoma, used to buy Girl Scout cookies

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Someone is passing fake $100 bills to businesses around Texoma, even ripping off the Girl Scouts.

Sherman police say over the past couple of weeks, several businesses have reported fake bills circulating around North Texas. In fact, Sherman Police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey says several Girl Scout troops have been handed the counterfeit bills in exchange for Girl Scout cookies and real change.

Authorities say you need to know what to look out for.

"There are a few counterfeit hundred dollar bills in circulation in this area, as well as in the Metroplex and in Dallas, so it’s prevalent, and it runs in cycles. We’ll get several of them, then they go away, and then it comes back, so it’s something people need to be aware of," Dawsey says.

If you think you've been handed fake bills, contact police.

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  • by SPD Location: Sherman on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Hold the bill up to the light and look for the water-marks that are printed into the bill, or invest in a counterfeit marker pen. They only cost a few dollars, mark the bill, if the pen leaves a mark; its a fake bill.
  • by Betty Location: Sherman on Mar 13, 2008 at 02:02 PM
    SOOOOOO... What do we look out for? Care to enlighten us?
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    This is an outrage! These girl scouts are worse than the mofia. Don't cross the girl scouts! Heads will roll!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    These people have no morals, they're probably trying to get more money for drugs (and their sellers probably can recognize counterfeit money from a mile away, so the buyers would have to use "legit" money).
  • by Redneck Woman on Mar 13, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    You go Girl Scout mom. I'm also a girl scout mom and we bust our booties every year selling these cookies so our girls can do special things. Go rip off someone else!
  • by personal Location: personal on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    Some people just don't have any respect for anybody any more do they.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:14 AM
    If we receive a fake bill, can we get a real one to replace it?
  • by Girl Scout Mom Location: North Texas on Mar 13, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    Girl Scouts do not have the athourity to tell someone how to pay for cookies. We as good samaritans are "trustworthy" therefore we are to accept payment as such. It is not our fault that there are dishonest people! We don't get much profit from the sale of these cookies so to have to incur a cost from dishonest people is not right or fair for all of our hard work. What morals are our "supporters" showing by using false money?
  • by Heather Location: Sherman on Mar 13, 2008 at 06:44 AM
    The girl scouts will have revenge...
  • by Opinion8ed Location: on Texoma on Mar 13, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    These losers ought to be ashamed of themselves - stealing from the Girl Scouts! What's next - gonna knock over a nursing home? I hope they get caught soon!
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