Sleight-of-hand fraud leads to charges against 8 people

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The Ottawa Police have charged and arrested six adults and a 17-year-old girl and are looking for another adult in connection with an alleged ring of “short-change scammers.” Five men, one woman and the teen girl were arrested and charged with fraud, conspiracy and possessing the proceeds of a crime, police said Wednesday.

Scammers targeted retail stores in Ottawa

Police say the group has been targeting retail stores in Ottawa, using sleight-of-hand tactics to confuse cashiers in order to short-change purchases. After underpaying for items, the scam usually continues by returning the purchase for the full amount, often leaving a single store missing hundreds of dollars, police said.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.