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$ 24,000 raised for a boy who was handed a fake $ 100 bill at a lemonade stand

An 11-year-old boy who received counterfeit $100 bills at a lemonade stand in Washingtonhas technically started his own lemonade company, thanks to a sympathetic and kind GoFundMe user.helped turn his fortune around in just a few days. Using the pocket money I earned, I set up a lemonade stand in Everett, Washington, on one of the city's main streets this summer.

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However, the unsuspecting youth was charged $85 when a malicious customer paid for a glass of juice using a counterfeit $100 bill.

Last Thursday, the Everett Police Department posted on his Facebook that Jeremy used his $85 from his allowance to return change to customers. I was. However, when he went to buy something at the local gas station,he was informed that the $100 bill was counterfeit.

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"Our detectives are working hard to close all cases, but this case It gives them a certain empathy and they want to do everything they can to bring Jeremy justice and catch this counterfeiter," the police department wrote in the post, telling viewers that the thief

But Jeremy's plight didn't just resonate with the officers. Shortly after this post went up, one of Jeremy's neighbors launched his GoFundMe to help young entrepreneurs regain lost pocket money and rebuild lemonade stands. .

"(Jeremy) is a hard-working boy among the lemonade the winter he mows his neighbor's garden and shovels snow. He hopes to have his own vending machine in the future." I dream of owning a plane business,” writes Amy Steenfott on the online fundraising page.

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A screenshot of the GoFundMe page shows that 1,100 people raised over $24,000 for Jeremy. GoFundMe

Steenfott set an initial goal of $250 to make up for Jeremy's loss of allowance, saying, ".”

However, the goal was reached in a matter of hours, exceeding an incredibly generous $24,000 at the time of this writing.

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Monday In an update to , Steenfott wrote that Jeremy's family was "overwhelmed" by his generosity,and still racked his brains over the kindness of strangers.

"This proves that there are a lot of great people in this world, and we are far better than bad people," she wrote. 81} Meanwhile, it seems the suspect has not been caught. You can send tips to Everett Police through her Facebook page.

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