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Gwen Keller loves baking.

 She sells her delicious cinnamon rolls by the dozen.

 But, recently, she offered them as a type of bribe to get help for someone else.

 “I said, 'In exchange for you helping me help her, you have a choice of yeast rolls or cinnamon rolls,'” Keller said.

 Keller was trying to help a young  mom who had posted on a local garage sale site that she had nothing for her baby who was due in five weeks.

 “In my heart, I thought I was doing the right thing,” Keller said.

 The items stacked up in Keller’s living room: a bassinet, baby bed, stroller, car seat, clothes, diapers and formula.

 The young mom came and picked them all up.

 But, a couple weeks later, Keller noticed that she had posted several of the items for sale on craigslist and Facebook.

 “She sold all the baby clothes at a dollar apiece," Keller said. "The diapers and the cradle just sold for $35, and $15 for diapers that had never been opened is what she put."

 Shaina Holmes donated a bassinet and other items.

 She saw the bassinet posted for sale on craigslist.

 “It’s so sad that there are people out there that would do something like this,” Holmes said.  “It kind of hurt but, you know, I did good, and that’s all that matters.”

 “She used me," Keller said. "I spent two and a half weeks trying to help her, and I’m the one that got scammed."

 Keller said she won’t let this stop her from helping people in the future, but she definitely will be more careful about who gets her time and money.

 The mom accused of selling these donated items sent us a message on Facebook.

 "I have not sold anything," she said. "I am sick of being slandered and harassed, while trying to take care of three kids.”

 Keller said the administrators of several garage sale sites have now banned that mom from participating.

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