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Police: Quick-change scammer hitting Lincoln grocery stores

Police: Quick-change scammer hitting Lincoln grocery stores

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Police are warning of a higher-dollar quick-change scam going around grocery stores in Lincoln.

Officer Angela Sands said so far four have been hit, including a bank inside a grocery store in one case.

She said the scammer pays a small bill with a $100 bill, then brings out several more $100 bills asking the cashier to break them into $20s but uses confusion tactics to keep them and take off with more.

Sands said the stores have reported losses ranging from $280 to $540.

 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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