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'Lowest of the low': Michigan man accused of bilking kid's charity lemonade stand

A man gave a fake $50 bill to a southeastern Michigan girl who was running a lemonade stand to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research.

Police say man gave child and her mom a fake $50 bill and had them to break it into smaller change

A charity lemonade stand in Monroe, Mich., was bilked $50, police say. (Brenda Carson/Shutterstock )

Police are calling it the "lowest of the low:" A man gave a fake $50 bill to a southeastern Michigan girl who was running a lemonade stand to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research.

The Monroe News says the man on a bike didn't buy anything last Sunday in Monroe, Mich. He presented a note that said he was deaf and wanted to break the $50 bill into smaller bills.

Maya Leachman says she was a "little mad" over the incident. She and her mother didn't look closely at the phoney bill until they counted donations later that day.

Police Cpl. Terese Herrick says, "Hopefully, we'll be able to get him."

Maya, a fourth-grader, raised slightly more than $1,100 US after accounting for the $50 loss.

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