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Men wanted for Walmart scam

Posted: December 13, 2012 - 10:24am  |  Updated: December 13, 2012 - 10:29am
Columbia County authorities are looking for this man and his accomplice who they say confused Walmart cashiers out of $225.  Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County authorities are looking for this man and his accomplice who they say confused Walmart cashiers out of $225.

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Columbia County authorities are looking for two men they say scammed Walmart cashiers out of money two consecutive days.

Two men confused cashiers at the store on Steiner Way in Grovetown and walked out with $225, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The store loss prevention employee told deputies that on Tuesday, one of the men – a black, bald, heavy-set man about 6 feet tall in his 40s – purchased a bottle of water or soda and paid with a $100 bill, according to the report. He then asked for different change several times to confuse the cashier. He walked out with $100.

The second man – a black man in his 30s, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, with a heavy build – acted as a lookout, according to the report.

On Wednesday, the pair pulled a similar transaction and left with $125.

Store staff alerted other area Walmart store management about the scam.

Anyone with information about the identity of whereabouts of the two men should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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Just My Opinion

I'm NOT jumping on the

I'm NOT jumping on the cashiers, but all cashiers have to know that when someone hands you a $50 or a $100 bill, you better pay CLOSE attention to what happens afterward! Actually, with any denomination bill, if the customer starts in with any sort of request for you that would change your usual order of the transaction, then pay CLOSE attention! In fact, the best thing to do is to just hand over all the change to the customer and then take it from there. Tell them it's company policy to hand them their change FIRST. I hate to hear of these hardworking cashiers getting taken advantage of by some schiester!

Little Lamb

Men Wanted

I love the headline. It sounds like a help wanted advertisement.

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