Lincoln store clerk falls victim to “quick change” scam

Lincoln Police are investigating two “quick change” scams they said could be related. 

Most recently, Officer Angela Sands said a cashier at the Super Saver on 26th and Cornhusker was scammed by a couple. 

Sands said two people entered the store on Tuesday and split up. One went to customer service, the other to a cashier. The couple is accused of asking the clerks to exchange bills for them and telling the clerk they gave them back the wrong amount or the incorrect bills when the clerk completes the transaction. 

In that case Super Saver lost $400. 

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a hat. 

Sands said a man with a similar description was caught on camera doing the same scam at the Russ’s Market near Coddington and West A streets last week.

In that case a man asked the cashier to give him two $100 bills in exchange for the cash he already had. The cashier counted it and gave the man the money he requested. But after that, the suspect switched one of the $100 bills for a $1 bill and told the cashier they gave him the wrong amount. There was a loss of $99.

Lincoln Police are reviewing video of both cases. If you know anything about these crimes, call police at 402-441-6000.

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