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Girl uses stolen cheques to buy €2,600 of sweets

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Girl uses stolen cheques to buy €2,600 of sweets
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09:20 CEST+02:00
A 12-year-old French girl's sweet tooth landed her in hot water with police on Thursday after it emerged she had stolen a neighbour's chequebook to buy €2,600-worth of sweets and pastries from local bakeries.

A girl in the southern French city of Bordeaux has been caught by police after using stolen cheques to buy €2,600 ($3,440) worth of pastries and sweets or bonbons as they are known in France.

Local police said Thursday that the girl had stolen a chequebook in March from a neighbour and used it over several months to buy the sweets from local bakeries.

Her criminal candy addiction was uncovered when a local bakery tried to deposit 23 of the cheques and they bounced. She was quickly apprehended, questioned by police and released after her parents agreed to pay the bakery back.

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