Hundreds show support after Girl Scout hoax

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Someone in the Portland, Ore., area played a cruel joke that could leave the local Girl Scouts with a full cookie jar but an empty piggy bank.

Someone claiming to represent a large corporate sponsor placed an order for $24,000 worth of cookies — 6,000 boxes of the iconic treats. The profits were to be used to send the girls to summer camp and help out the homeless.

Turns out it was all a hoax, and the girls were left holding the bag – one full of cookies.

When word of the girls’ plight got around, hundreds of people wanting to help showed up at the Portland Girl Scout office to purchase what they could.

“I expected a few people to come down,” said Girl Scout spokeswoman Sarah Miller. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this many.”

The girls were able to sell half of the 6,000 boxes.

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