Scammers prey on area cashiers

A rash of scams throughout the region has spread to Warren County.

Warren-based state police said that at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday two individuals entered the Dollar General store in Youngsville “and perpetrated a quick change scam, resulting in (a) $100 loss to the business.”

What is a quick change scam?

“Quick change scams are being pulled by individuals and teams of con artists every day,” according to a press release from police. “The victims are usually retail businesses with confused or disorganized cashiers. The quick change scam typically involves a con artist who confuses a cashier by paying with a large denomination bill, and then changing his mind several times about how he wants the change returned to him.”

In Youngsville, the suspects were a black male and black female, driving a late model Toyota Camry with Michigan license plates. Police described the male as approximately six feet tall, 170 pounds with black dreadlocks and 35 to 45 years of age. The female is described as approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 140 pounds with black dreadlocks and 30 to 40 years old. Police said the female wore glasses.

“The suspects are believed to have used the same scam at retail stores in Corry, Union City and Waterford,” according to the press release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.