11-year-old boy scammed after man uses counterfeit $100 bill at lemonade stand, police say

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Police in Washington are asking the public for help identifying a man they say used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy a drink from a child’s lemonade stand, leaving the boy profitless.

The Everett Police Department reported that, over the summer, an 11-year-old boy named Jeremy spent his allowance money to set up a lemonade stand outside his home in the city’s Puget Sound region, about 25 miles north of Seattle.

“As he worked in the sun trying to earn a little extra spending money, he was approached by the pictured suspect, who offered him a 100-dollar bill for a drink but asked for exact change,” police said in a statement released Thursday which included a photo of the unidentified person.

The boy, police said, used his allowance money to give the man $85 in change.

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