A scam artist has come to Kaufman, nabbing more than $300 from a city grocery store, according to the Kaufman Police Department.
Capt. Edward Black of the Kaufman Police Department said a “quick-change” scam was performed at the Kaufman Brookshire’s grocery store.
At least one individual, and possibly a second, were involved in the scam, Black said.
A quick-change scam involves a person handing a clerk a large bill for an inexpensive item and then claiming the clerk returned the wrong amount of money.
“It’s a confusion or a distraction con,” Black said. “They’ll start confusing (the clerk) by saying ‘you gave me change for a $50 instead of a $100.’”
Black said the con is an old one, and one that pops up from time to time.
If you have any information regarding the con, contact the Kaufman Police at 972-932-3094.