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Man wanted for scamming Goodwill thrift store

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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man suspected of scamming Goodwill Industries’ thrift store on Washington Road.

According to an incident report, a man attempted to pay for a pair of jeans costing $4.32 with a $100 bill on Friday shortly after 7 p.m. The suspect handed the cashier the currency plus 32 cents but took back the bill without the employee noticing.

The employee gave the customer $96 as change.

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ragingbull
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ragingbull 07/31/13 - 05:57 pm
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When someone gets low enough

When someone gets low enough to pull a scam on Good Will, that person has hit rock bottom. If he is caught, he should be sentenced to hard labor.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/31/13 - 06:50 pm
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Didn't we also have a

Quick Change scam artist working Wrightsboro Rd. area earlier this year?

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 07/31/13 - 09:17 pm
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Improper procedure

Either the cashier was not trained properly or did not use proper procedures. Before giving change the cashier is supposed to always put the money in the drawer first and then give the change. Also, you don't leave money laying on the counter while you make change. That said, it was still wrong what the man did and he must not have much of a conscience.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 08/01/13 - 04:46 am
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Or maybe the clerk pocketed

Or maybe the clerk pocketed the $100 knowing the phantom customer would never be found. Nothing in this article tells me what to look for to help find this alleged thief.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 08/01/13 - 06:38 am
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Here's the description of the
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Here's the description of the man, pantherluvcik: White male, 5'10'-6'0", 165-175 pounds, mid-20s, wearing blue jeans and a light blue polo shirt. Perhaps you'll be able to identify him.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/01/13 - 06:45 am
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Was he in a Lexus? Was he talking really fast?
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Was he in a Lexus? Was he talking really fast?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/01/13 - 06:46 am
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Goodwill should just forgive and forget. Helping the needy?
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Goodwill should just forgive and forget. Helping the needy?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/01/13 - 06:47 am
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No need for loss prevention at Goodwill. Freely given, freely g
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No need for loss prevention at Goodwill. Freely given, freely g

David Parker
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David Parker 08/01/13 - 07:23 am
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50's and 100's go under the

50's and 100's go under the drawer immediately

Keeps incidences like this from occurring usually. Lesson learned

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/01/13 - 08:05 am
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Barry Paschal's first crisis.

Barry Paschal's first crisis.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/01/13 - 08:31 am
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When you pull
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a scam on anyone you should be doomed to eternal damnation. obama, are you listening?

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 08/01/13 - 10:12 am
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Scoop, just to clarify

The bill should be laid on the drawer perpendicular to the money slots. It should not be placed in the slot (or under the drawer) until the change has been made. If the bill is immediately placed in the slot with the rest of the money, the customer can then claim that they gave you a bill larger than what they did. If the money is still on top of the drawer, you can then show the customer the exact bill that was tendered. But you never leave the money laying on the counter

David Parker
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David Parker 08/01/13 - 10:14 am
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If it's a hundred, I 'd like

If it's a hundred, I 'd like for them to try and tell me they gave me a larger denomination.

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