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Man Arrested in Counterfeit Currency Scam involving girl scout troops
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Story by by Kent Masterson - The Oregon Herald
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SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Police arrested a a 36 year old Salem suspect in connection with several fraud cases involving the passing of counterfeit US currency.

The suspect was identified as Camden Ducharme. He was charged with forgery in the first degree and theft in the third degree from the incidents and lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

During mid-February, the Salem Police Department responded to two different calls from local girl scout troops, who reported receiving counterfeit US currency during a cookie sale. The suspect used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy one box of cookies and received legitimate currency in change. The victims recognized the bill as a counterfeit and contacted the police.

Officers were able to use video surveillance, and along with the assistance of Walmart loss prevention officers, were able to identify Ducharme. Loss prevention officers recognized Ducharme when he returned to the Walmart store on Sunday. Salem Police was contacted, and officers responded to the store where he was taken into custody.

Police thanked victim for making the original report and providing an excellent description of Ducharme. They wish to thank Walmart for helping to quickly identify himr.