NC police warn cashiers of ‘short change’ conman

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FRANKLIN, N.C. — Police in western North Carolina are looking for a man accused of conning cashiers into giving him money.

Franklin police told WLOS that the suspect buys items from convenience stores using a $50 bill.

Police said when the clerk gives him the change, he pockets some of it, turns to leave and then tells the cashiers they short-changed him.

The cashier then goes back into the register, giving him more money, according to police.

Police in Franklin want cashiers to be aware of the scam.

“If you’re nice and polite say, ‘Hey, I’m sorry if I short-changed you; we’ll count the register and I’ll have my manager call you and we’ll get your money,'” said Franklin Police Chief David Adam, according to WLOS. “‘You can come back or we’ll mail it to you’ or something like that.”

Police said the suspect has struck four different stores in Franklin and gotten away with $200.

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