Girl uses stolen cheques to buy €2,600 of sweets
AFP · 26 Jul 2013, 09:20
Published: 26 Jul 2013 09:20 GMT+02:00
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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.