REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police are searching for a woman who scammed Girl Scouts selling cookies with fake $100 bills outside a Redondo Beach supermarket last weekend, officers said Thursday.
The woman was captured Sunday on security cameras inside the Vons at 4001 Inglewood Ave. before she went outside and ripped off the scouts, sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the Redondo Beach Police Department said in a news release.
The troop only realized the bills were counterfeit after the woman made off with $50 worth of cookies and $150 of their money, investigators said.
The scammer initially gave the girls one fake $100 bill for eight boxes, and got $60 in cash. On her way out from buying groceries in the store she got two more boxes with a second fake bill, and received $90 in cash as change.
Police describe Sunday’s suspect as a white woman in her mid-30s with long, dirty-blond hair standing about 5 feet, 5 inches, tall and weighing around 150 pounds. She was accompanied by a small dog on a leash, and the scouts believed she was missing several teeth, officials said.