Police issue quick change money scam alert


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.