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Woman Sought For Alleged Scam

A young woman is being sought by two service stations after CCTV footage showed how she quickly hid a part of the change given by cashiers and demanded she was
01 Feb 2017 10:20
Woman Sought For Alleged Scam
The alleged incident is captured here by the service station CCTV camera.

A young woman is being sought by two service stations after CCTV footage showed how she quickly hid a part of the change given by cashiers and demanded she was short changed.

The woman is also believed to be travelling around with her family in a vehicle.

The two Total Service stations in Lautoka only noticed this when they recovered footage from their CCTV camera after balancing of sales showed a shortage in cash.

The latest case is believed to be at a major supermarket in Tavua.

In the first instance, in July last year, the woman is seen approaching the cashier with four $50 bills and asking for two $100 notes.

Upon receiving it, she quickly hides one of the $100 bills and replaces it with a $5 bill.

Shift Manager Ronika Kumar said because the place was busy with customers, the cashier replaced the $5 bill with another $100 note.

In the second instance at their second service station, the same woman approaches with the intent to buy two Cool Pops.

She produces a $100 bill but when she receives the correct change, quickly hides the $50 note from the change and demands she was given the wrong change.

She was given another $50 note.

Ms Kumar said she had found out who the young woman was and that the family lived in Lautoka and that she was attending a university.

Ms Kumar said the matter was reported to police but nothing had been done so far.

“I managed to locate a girl who was pictured with her in a photo I managed to get and after confirming, the girl blocked me off from contacting her again,” Ms Kumar said.

“I am asking the business people to be wary of this young woman as she does things very fast with her hands.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they would establish the facts before making  a statement.

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 



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