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Man slapped with $800 lawsuit after buying $42 in Girl Scout cookies

By Mason White 2:20 PM March 9, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A Colorado man thought that he was doing a good deed by buying some Girl Scout cookies, but it turned into a nightmare.

The incident began when Tad Osborn of Fort Collins, bought $42 worth of cookies and made the payment by check.

Last summer, Osborn received a notice from a collection agency stating that his check had bounced and the cookies, along with the fees, would cost him $82. When Osborn received the notice, it said that the check did not go through because his bank account was closed.

Osborn however, claims that he never received a notice about the bounced check from his bank, and said that his bank account was not closed. A spokesperson for the local Girl Scout said that several attempts were made to locate Osborn at his home, but no one answered the door.

Now, Osborn is being sued for attorney fees and court filings, which have risen to more than $740. Osborn said that he also had to pay $96 to a Larimer County Court to avoid an automatic default in the case, so the total amount now stands at $836.