Quick change artists struck at Marc’s in Westlake, bamboozling a clerk out of $1100 after requesting confusing amounts of change in a $7.33 purchase.
The action took place on Feb. 25 at 8:45 p.m.. The couple depicted in CCTV stills are seen to make a $7.33 purchase with a $100 bill at the Marc’s on Detroit Rd. They then confuse the 18 year old clerk into giving them a series of combinations of bills in change, so that in the end, the store is out $1100.00.
Moral of the story: When someone makes a small purchase with a large denomination bill, then starts asking for all sorts of various combinations of currency in change,
SLAM THE REGISTER SHUT AND CALL YOUR MANAGER!
This is a classic example of a quick-change artist at work. Suspects in these crimes look for youthful clerks who they perceive will be hesitant to question the “customer’s” behavior.
If anyone recognizes the suspects, please call Westlake PD at 440.871.3311 .