Rude Customer Tricks Girl Scouts with $24,000 Fake Order

What cruel soul messed with the Girl Scouts?

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Seriously, society, if there's one thing common decency should teach you, it's to not mess with the Girl Scouts. Or you might get punched in the face.

Over the weekend, KATU reported a massive outpouring of support for a troop of Portland, Ore., Girl Scouts who were sucked into a hoax and ordered 6,000 boxes of cookies, only to have them go unsold.

According to KATU, a parent's coworker set up a large corporate order for 6,000 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies, worth $24,000. When it was time to collect money, however, the coworker said it was a fake and fessed up.

This means 6,000 boxes of unsold cookies and not enough credit to go to camp for the Girl Scouts troop.

When word got out, however, KATU reported that the line went out the door for people pouring in to buy cookies. The troop ended up selling 3,000 boxes on Saturday morning. "They want to show children the world is a good place," Girl Scouts spokeswoman Sarah Miller said. "When they hear about things that aren’t so great, they want to show the opposite side of that."

Luckily, the troops will have another sale next Saturday at the Girl Scout offices at 9620 S.W. Barbur Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and out-of-towners can email

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Meanwhile, the coworker gets off sans charges, since said coworker apologized and the Girl Scouts didn't lose money. However, that person can go around knowing that he or she is a horrible human being, because you don't mess with the Girl Scouts.