12-Year-Old French Girl Writes Bad Checks For Candy and Pastries

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Internet, are you ready for a new anti-hero? Or just hero-hero? A 12-year-old girl in the southern French city of Bordeaux was caught by police after using stolen checks to buy 2,600 euros (that's $3,440!) worth of candies and pastries. Her autobiography title should be "Catch Me If You Candy!" — the NY Post can pay me in Junior Mints for that one.


Le petit candy thief calmed her sweet tooth by using stolen checks from a neighbor to procure tasty delights. However, her fraud was uncovered when a local bakery tried to deposit 23 checks and they all bounced. It's fun to imagine a 12-year-old writing a check for a croissant — and a business accepting that check and being all "Merci, Monsieur Soufleé!" (That's the extent of my French.)

According to Raw Story, she was quickly apprehended, questioned by police and released after her parents agreed to pay the bakery back. Man, she's lucky she's not in the good ol' US of A, she'd probably be facing 5-10.

[Raw Story]




As a member of the French aristocracy, I can assure you that we have been living in fear of this voleuse des bon bons for weeks. To know her reign of terror is at an end—that our precious sweets are once again safe from the rabble—is a relief beyond measure.