< Beware of "Quick Change Money Scam" in Brandon

Brandon police warn of of “Quick Change Money Scam” that has already taken one victim for thousands

The Brandon Police are telling people at financial institutions and businesses to be aware of a quick change money scam.

Police say there has been a recent victim in the city, an individual successfully obtained a large amount of cash by using deception via a quick change money scam.

The quick-change scam typically involves a con artist who confuses a cashier by paying with a large denomination bill or numerous bills and then changes their mind several times about how he/she wants the change returned to him or the denominations of currency returned.

Recently a suspect visited a financial institution in the city and presented several $100.00 bills to the cashier and then asked for the equivalent value in $50.00 bills. The suspect confused the cashier and while the transaction was being completed took back several of the $100.00 bills and subsequently received more money than entitled.

Police describe the suspect as; male, 30-40 years old, 5’08” tall, heavy build, Caucasian, wearing a burgundy colored jacket, blue shirt, and black pants. The suspect spoke with an accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS), www.brandoncrimestoppers.com.

Read the full story over at the Manitoba Post.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.