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Woman tricked into giving man $100 bill

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 2:09 PM
Last updated 7:40 PM
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An employee at a Wrightsboro Road business told police she was tricked into giving a customer $99.

According to a police report, a man approached a 56-year-old employee at Check Exchange, 3215 Wrightsboro Road, on Wednesday afternoon and asked her to exchange his small denomination bills for larger bills.

Police said the man convinced her that she had accidentally handed him a $1 bill instead of the $100 bill she should have given him. The cashier took back the dollar and handed him a $100 bill.

Later, the cashier’s drawer came up $99 short.

Police said surveillance video shows the man sticking the $100 bill into his pocket before claiming the mistake.

Police said the cashier had to reimburse the business.

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YeCats
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YeCats 11/02/12 - 02:33 pm
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If your going to run a cash

If your going to run a cash register, count the change to yourself, then back to the customer. Just handing back $$$ to your customer is a invitation to give up your hard earn pay. Oh, you better keep your mind on the transaction, not on the cell phone, idle conversation w/others, etc.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/02/12 - 04:03 pm
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Y C

Were you there and saw what took place, down to the nitty gritty???

bill.waters
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bill.waters 11/02/12 - 04:36 pm
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Story editing

Add the word "was" in front of "approached" and the word "by" following "approached," and the article makes sense. Should read "...was approached by the trickster..."

YeCats
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YeCats 11/02/12 - 06:40 pm
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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/02/12 - 06:23 pm
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Trash.
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Purely trash.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 11/02/12 - 07:07 pm
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TrulyWorried, whats wrong with what YeCats wrote??
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And why so defensive? All of those things YC mentioned are true when handling money. What other reason could she have had for handing over the money?? If she was sure she gave back the correct change, she should have called the cops, otherwise she was just too scared and let someone con her or she was just put on the spot and didn't know what to do and handed it over. Either way, makes for a bad employee!

Jane18
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Jane18 11/02/12 - 07:59 pm
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A Thief is a Thief

Unless you realize there are lying thieves out to put one past you, most people are not prepared for an incident such as this one. I worked in retail sales for a number of years, and thank goodness, I was never fooled by any of these good for nothings. They are slick, but you can be smart

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/02/12 - 09:36 pm
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About the right time of year for them

Quick Change Artists start up in mass with Holiday shopping and long lines. In Large stores they tend to work in pairs, tend to use a $50 or a $100 while purchasing small food or drink items, or a <$3 register isle item, tend to pick busy registers with new cashiers and try to hit the nearest register to the Exit door.

So how do you spot a new cashier?
The Bright shinny new name badge, attached to a crispy clean shirt with a longer than normal customer line.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 11/02/12 - 10:10 pm
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Cashiers should ALWAYS be

Cashiers should ALWAYS be wary of scammers. Sooner or later, someone's going to try and scam you. Besides the ways already mentioned, they will also raise their voices in faux anger, just to intimidate the cashier into resolving the situation before a manager gets involved. Like many on here, I have also worked alot in a retail-type environment, so I know it can happen...even to the best cashiers. In this case, it's a $100 lesson that I'm sure this cashier and her co-workers will learn from.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/03/12 - 09:26 am
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$50.00 counterfit are now

$50.00 counterfit are now being circulated. I received one in a payment last week and the bank took it away from my deposit. I knew which customer gave it to me so she has to replace it. I also found out that the real bills are rough when you rub your fingers across them and the counterfit is not.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/03/12 - 10:26 am
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Counterfit

Thanks for the warning, JRC - one cannot be careful enough.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 11/03/12 - 12:52 pm
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Ignore question, vote down.
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Ahhh, sounds personal. Sad for you.

Jane18
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Jane18 11/03/12 - 01:54 pm
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Thumbs Down!

Why in the world would anyone give a "thumbs down" on any of these comments? Maybe they just don't like us...................

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/04/12 - 11:05 am
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Maybe the thumbs down voter

is trying to protect trade secrets ;-)

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