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Doughnut sales a scam, club says

By Paul Huggins
phuggins@decaturdaily.com 340-2395

A group of teens are taking advantage of some Decatur residents who have a sweet tooth and a kind heart.

Six youths, between the ages of 16 and 19, are falsely pre-selling orders for doughnuts and failing to deliver the goods when promised, said David Varner, director of the Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County.

The youths, five black males and one black female working in two groups, say they're raising money for the Boys and Girls Club.

They have black notebooks with the Boys and Girls Club logo on the front, probably printed off the computer, he said.

If a group of doughnut-selling youths, claiming to represent the Boys and Girls Club, comes knocking it's a scam, Varner said.

"We don't go door-to-door soliciting money, especially with kids," he said.

Varner said he learned of the scam after residents in the Point Mallard area, Way Thru the Woods Southwest and Brookmeade Road Southeast called him wondering why they didn't get their doughnuts this weekend.

Varner has filed a police report.

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