Girl, 12, fined $124 for littering in Winthrop

WINTHROP, Wash. – A Winthrop marshal has fined a 12-year-old girl $124 for for littering.

The Wenatchee World reports that Marina Brownlee was distributing health department stickers around town for the city clerk when she allegedly littered around the town.

Winthrop Marshal David Dahlstrom says he had no reason not to believe Winthrop residents who called police to complain.

Brownlee's mother, Natalie Crace, says her daughter was distributing stickers and believes a woman who called police to complain about Brownlee confused her with another girl.

Grace says her daughter cried for hours after she was reprimanded by the marshal and that Dahlstrom "browbeat" her to admit guilt.

Brownlee is due in court next month.