Beware of "Quick Change Money Scam" in Brandon

Quick Change Money Scam

BRANDON, MB - The Brandon Police are telling people at financial institutions and businesses to be aware of a quick change money scam.

Police say there has been a recent victim in the city, an individual successfully obtained a large amount of cash by using deception via a quick change money scam.

The quick change scam typically involves a con artist who confuses a cashier by paying with a large denomination bill or numerous bills, and then changes their mind several times about how he/she wants the change returned to him or the denominations of currency returned.

Recently a suspect visited a financial institution in the city and presented several $100.00 bills to the cashier and then asked for the equivalent value in $50.00 bills. The suspect confused the cashier and while the transaction was being completed took back several of the $100.00 bills and subsequently received more money than entitled.

Police describe the suspect as; male, 30-40 years old, 5’08” tall, heavy build, Caucasian, wearing a burgundy colored jacket, blue shirt, and black pants. The suspect spoke with an accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS), www.brandoncrimestoppers.com.

Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post

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TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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