Police seek tips about pair accused in 'quick change scam' at Hobart business

Police say the two people in these surveillance images ran a "quick change scam" on a cashier at a Hobart business last month. 

HOBART — Police are asking for tips about two people accused of stealing $100 from a cashier as part of a "quick change scam."

Hobart police responded Dec. 3 to a business in the 2700 block of East 79th Avenue to speak with a manager about a theft that occurred Nov. 24, Capt. James Gonzales said.

The manager said a man presented a $100 bill to pay for food, but told the cashier he would pay with exact change once the register was opened.

The man confused the cashier by asking for the $100 bill back while moving his body to hide it and telling the cashier he had handed over $5 instead, police said.

The cashier then gave the man a second $100 bill from the register.

The "quick change scam" often involves two or more people, police said.

In this case, a woman is seen in surveillance photos behind the man.

Anyone with information about the two suspects is asked to contact Detective Zachary Crawford by email at zcrawford@cityofhobart.org or calling 219-942-4774.


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