Girl Scouts given fake $100 bill during cookie exchange | Police Blotter

Police Blotter for Feb. 28 - March 2.

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Feb. 28

Stolen tools: At 6 a.m. in the 9100 block of Williows Road, police investigated a burglary after employees at a construction company found someone broke into a garage and stole tools. Evidence was gathered at the scene and is being processed.

Naptime: At 7:08 a.m. in the 4800 block of 156th Avenue Northeast, an employee at an apartment complex found two people sleeping in the leasing office when he came to work. The two subjects had allegedly pried the door to the office open to get inside. They left the area on foot but officers quickly located the two suspects and they were booked into jail on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property.

Fraud: At 2:09 a.m. in the 16600 block of Northeast 76th Street, a couple reported that they were scammed by phone by people claiming to offer a great “business investment opportunity.” The couple was contacted over the messaging service WhatsApp and convinced to invest thousands of dollars in a business. The victims complied but did not receive any of the promised returns on investment. Then they discovered they had been scammer targets. The identity of the suspects is unknown.

March 1

Girl Scouts scammed: At 3:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of 161st Avenue Northeast, a fraudster ripped off a troop of Girl Scouts when he used a counterfeit bill to buy several boxes of cookies. The suspect bought $30 worth and used a fake $100 bill. They received $70 in change. The parents helping the scouts noticed later that the bill didn’t look right and reported it to the Redmond police. There is no security footage available of the suspect and his identity is not known yet.

March 2

Prowl: At 7:30 a.m. in the 8900 block of 161st Avenue Northeast, a suspect entered an unlocked car and stole a purse that was left inside while the victim was eating at a nearby restaurant. There is no suspect information available.

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