The Kirksville Police Department is searching for three people involved in a scam at Walgreens Sunday. According to reports, a male individual walked into the store, purchased an item and then conducted what police are calling a “quick scam change.” Officials say the scam is committed when a cashier is distracted by one or more of the individuals and returns excess change.

Press Release from Kirksville Police Department

On Sunday January 9, 2011 it was reported that Walgreens had become the victim of a Quick Change Scam.  A male individual had entered the store along with a Female.  They were both later accompanied by another Male subject.  The first male had purchased an item and then conducted a “Quick Change Scam” where he had asked for various amounts of change. 

The subjects had left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.  Det. Cordray says, “We often see more than one business fall victim to these types of scams at one time.  All cashiers should be vigilant and pay attention to customers asking for change.”

If anyone has seen or recognizes these individuals they are to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (Dispatch) 660-665-5621, (Police Department)660-785-6945 or the anonymous line 660-627-BUST(2878).

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