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Quick change scam

Friday, Feb. 7 | By Julie Taylor
Surveillance photos of the two involved in the transaction.
On Friday, February 1, 2014, a “Quick Change” scam occurred at the Giant Food Store located at 41 West Lee Highway, Warrenton, Va. Quick Change scams are a common con or deception that involves the purchase of a small item with a large denomination currency. The subject will ask to change an amount of money with the cashier, and at the same time exchanging, change or bills, back and forth, to confuse the cashier as to how much money they are actually exchanging, according to a Town of Warrenton Press Release.

Today two unknown individuals entered the Giant Food at 5:10 P.M. One man paid for a bottle of water and used a $100 bill.  As the cashier was making change, the subject said he had correct change and gave it to the cashier.  The subject was able to confuse the cashier, and get back his $100 bill, plus the change.

Anyone knowing the identity of the subjects or having additional information is requested to contact Detective B.C. Kie of the Warrenton Police Department, at 540-347-1107.
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