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Quick Change Scammer Caught on Tape
WAYNESVILLE -- It's a sneaky crime, tricking cashiers out of cold hard cash, but a "quick change scam" has business owners in Waynesville scratching their heads.
"There are some other quick change scams that we are aware of but that one I wasn't prepared for," said Josh Patrick, owner of Pat's Place. The con was caught on camera in his store.
The video shows a customer enter the store, pick out a soda and some chips, then pay for them at the main register using a $50 bill.
Then he asked Patrick, who was working the register at the time, a lot of questions.
"Just asking questions, asking questions, asking questions," he said. "Keeping my mind focused on what he was saying opposed to what he was doing."
After the questions, Patrick says he turned his head for just a moment, and the suspect pocketed $20 of the $46 he was given in change.
"He said that I short changed him, of course. So he put down the same fan of money I gave him and sure enough I got out another $20 from the register and gave it to him."
Police in Waynesville say Patrick's store isn't the only place the suspect has recently scammed.
"Every once in a while we get these quick change artists coming into town," Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland said.
Not far from "Pat's Place," "B&B Carryout" caught the same man on their security tape working the same con.
"We do believe there may be other jurisdictions he had made contact with and maybe done the same thing to," said Chief Copeland.
B&B staff said the suspect used the same technique at their store; using a $50 dollar and asking lots of questions.
Police managed to connect the suspect to a vehicle but say it appears that vehicle was stolen.
Now that he's seen how it's done, Patrick says he's on the lookout for other scammers.
"I'm sure if I would have said let's watch the video I'm sure he would have bolted right away," he said.
Anyone with information on the scammer's identity is asked to call Waynesville Police at 513-897-8010.
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