Girl Scout Cookie Tagalong Crime on the Rise

National treasure.
National treasure. Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

It’s terrifying that we live in a country in which people think it’s okay to mess with Girl Scouts. A Portland troop received an order for $24,000 worth of cookies, but it turned out to be a scam. Really, Americans? Really? The Girl Scouts were left with 6,000 boxes of unpaid treats and a loss of faith in humanity. And since they were counting on the sale, it jeopardized their chances to attend summer camp. But after a local television station publicized the story, hundreds of people came out to buy cookies in support. The troop sold 3,000 boxes in one day, and they’re expected to sell off the rest. No explanation was given for the scam, but we do know that the culprit was a troop parent’s co-worker. No charges are going to be pressed against the fraud “because that person apologized.” Gosh, aren’t the Girl Scouts the best? [Earlier, NYDN]