The police said a man used a counterfeit $100 bill at an 11-year-old's lemonade stand in Washington.
The 11-year-old, Jeremy, was said to have used his allowance to give the man $85 in change.
A GoFundMe, which the police shared, to help Jeremy recoup his losses raised more than $9,000.
An 11-year-old boy in Everett, Washington, was scammed by a man who bought a drink from the boy's lemonade stand with a counterfeit $100 bill, the police said.
A Facebook post by the Everett Police Department said an 11-year-old named Jeremy spent his allowance money to set up a lemonade stand to earn extra cash during the summer when a man approached the boy with a fake $100 bill.
The Facebook post said the man bought a drink from Jeremy with the counterfeit bill but asked for exact change, to which Jeremy could give only $85 using his allowance.
Jeremy found out the $100 bill was a fake when he tried to purchase something at a local gas station, according to the Everett Police Department.
The police on Friday shared a GoFundMe page set up by Amy Steenfott, who identified herself as a neighbor of Jeremy's family. She wrote that she was seeking $250 "to help cover his loss and give him some more funds to possibly expand his enterprise."
The GoFundMe had raised more than $9,000 at the time of this writing.
"He is a hard working boy between his lemonade stand, which is so much more than just lemonade (If your ever craving cotton candy you know who to see), mowing neighbors yards and shoveling snow in the winter," Steenfott wrote on GoFundMe. "He has dreams of owning his own vending machine business in the future."
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