Police issue quick change money scam alert

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

The Brandon Police Service would like staff of financial institutions and businesses to be aware that recently 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 attended a financial institution in the city of Brandon 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.

Suspect is described 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.

Police continue to investigate.