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Colo. man heads to trial over Girl Scout cookie debt

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (WHDH) - A Colorado man who bought Girl Scout cookies is facing huge fees after an apparent error.

He never thought $42 worth of Girl Scout cookies would cost him hefty attorney fees and numerous court filings.

“I didn't think it would turn into an $800 bill. What did I do to deserve this? I was helping the Girl Scouts and now I’m having to go to court over and over and pay filing fees and answer legal questions that I have no business answering,” said Tad Osborn.

Six months after buying them, a collection agency told him he owed $82 for the cookies. Osborn said the Girl Scouts’ bank thought his account was closed so he got documentation proving otherwise. All the while, the collection process continued.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado say when a check is reported as bad debt by the troop's bank, the troop attempts to contact the customer and the council attempts to resolve the debt. Like any other business, after multiple attempts, it will use a professional collection agency.

“No Girl Scout ever came to my house. No one left a note on my door,” Osborn said.

Osborn is still trying to fight the collection agency.

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