12-year-old French girl caught writing bad checks for candy

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, July 25, 2013 14:10 EDT
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Fruit gums at the Haribo candy factory on January 24, 2013 in Bonn, western Germany. (AFP)
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A 12-year-old girl in the southern French city of Bordeaux has been caught by police after using stolen cheques to buy 2,600 euros ($3,440) worth of candies and pastries.

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 sweet tooth 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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