When life provides you lemons…
An 11-year-old Washington boy misplaced all his cash to a scammer who gave him a faux $100 invoice at a lemonade stand, police mentioned.
The pre-teen, recognized solely as Jeremy, arrange the stand within the far north Seattle suburb of Everett, cops mentioned. A person approached the stand and provided to pay with a $100 invoice, however provided that he obtained $85 in actual change.
Jeremy offered the cash, however when he tried to make use of the $100 invoice at a gasoline station, the staff advised him it was faux, in accordance with police.
“Whereas our detectives work exhausting to carry closure to each case, this case struck a selected chord with them, they usually wish to do every part they will to get justice for Jeremy and catch this counterfeiter,” Everett police wrote in a Fb publish.
However a buddy of Jeremy’s mother and father got here to the rescue too, establishing a GoFundMe that raised greater than $5,000 by Friday night time. Its preliminary objective was solely $250.
“These donations for Jeremy proceed to blow me away!” organizer Amy Steenfott wrote Friday. “Thanks all so very a lot! It appears like Jeremy will probably be open for enterprise once more this Saturday for anybody who want to help him in individual.”