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LCSO: Woman tricks employee into giving her extra cash

The woman was requesting the $100 bills
Posted at 5:27 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 17:27:09-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — LCSO is searching for a woman who tricked an employee into giving her extra cash during a transaction.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, a woman entered Publix on Mahan Drive last month and presented the cashier with $1,100 in $100 bills.

The woman was requesting the $100 bills be broken down to all $20 bills.

LCSO says the employee explained to the woman that the exchange could not be done, so she then requested a $1,000 money order.

At this point, another employee had to step in and verify the cashier's count since it was a large amount of money, per the company's policy.

LCSO says the customer then became upset and asked for the money to count back herself, to show it was in fact $1,100.

In doing so, the customer kept $400 and gave the cashier $700.

The cashier, not noticing the missing money, provided the customer with the money order.

The customer then changed her mind and said she actually wanted a Money Gram, which Publix does not provide.

According to LCSO, the woman asked for her money back and the cashier gave her $1,100 back.

As a result of the woman keeping the $400, and the cashier returning $1100, $400 dollars was stolen from the store.

If you know this person, or have any information, LCSO at (850) 606-3300, or to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).