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Queen Elizabeth's walking stick is listed on eBay. Police say it was a scam


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II last September was a sad occasion for many, but for one man, it was a chance to make some cash. He posted a listing on eBay for what he said was the late monarch's walking stick, claiming to have been a senior footman at Windsor Castle. He said any money would go to cancer research. The bidding reached almost $700 before it was stopped. The police said it was a scam. The seller said it was just a joke, but the joke was on him. He was found guilty of fraud.

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