Quick Change Scheme

The depicted male swindled the Westlake Walgreens out of $100 on July 12. He made a small purchase with a large denomination bill (I don’t have the particulars), then requested a variety of bills in change until he had received far in excess of what he was due.

Offenses like these have several common and easily recognizable elements:

1) A small purchase

2) Payment with a large denomination bill ($50 or $100)

3) Repeated requests for different value bills in change one after another , i.e., “give me six $10 bills and five $5 bills, followed by no wait make that seven $10bill and five $5 bills” etc etc.

The scammers often target younger clerks who they perceive to be naïve or unwilling to stand up to them. The best things to do when these incidents arise are:

1) SLAM THE CASH REGISTER SHUT!

2) call your manager.

Anyone who can ID the suspect may call 440.871.3311.

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