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Woman busted trying to scam a Phoenix restaurant posing as a 'cheer mom'

Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 06:50:09-05

A central Phoenix restaurant caught a woman posing as a high school cheer mom to pocket money.

The employees at Fry Bread House were skeptical when a woman came in asking for donations.

“She told us our manager had ordered us brownies and cookies for a $50 donation,” said Chef Kris Harris. 

The woman said the money would go to the Xavier College Preparatory cheer squad.

Fry Bread House employees called their owner. She spoke with the woman and quickly realized they were being scammed.

The restaurant alerted Xavier officials, who had already received two other reports of this same behavior. 

“I guess she just looked like a normal woman trying to raise money for her kid,” Harris explained. “It kind of blows your mind. I guess everybody is trying to find a new way to get something.”

Xavier officials confirmed the scam to ABC 15 and want people to be aware.