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Cruel man changes fake $50 bill at lemonade stand run by 8-year-old girl raising money for Alzheimer’s research

By Mason White 7:14 AM September 20, 2016
Lemonade stand (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Police are looking to arrest a cruel man who changed a fake $50 bill into smaller denominations at a lemonade stand run by a young girl, according to police in Michigan.

Monroe police said that incident unfolded on Sunday, as 8-year-old Maya Leachman was selling lemonade for Alzheimer’s research.

The girl and her mother did not realize what the suspect has done until they counted the money later in the evening. Luckily, the girl raised more than $1,100.

Leachman said that during the day, a man came up to the lemonade stand and noted that he was deaf. He waved a $50 bill and asked the girl to exchange it for smaller denominations.

Leachman took the fake $50 note and gave the suspect change.

So far, the suspect remains at large. David Swartout, who is a builder in Monroe, gave the girl a $500 after learning about the fake $50 bill.