Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dollar Bill Changer Scammed

Cookeville police say a new type of scam has been reported this week -- this time involving a dollar bill changer. It happened at a business on E. Spring St. The owner says the change machine, located in front of the business, had been emptied of some $500, although there was apparently no damage to the machine. A replay of surveillance video showed two male suspects in a white Toyota 4-Runner pulling up just before 11 pm. A man wearing an orange shirt had what appeared to be a dollar bill with a string attached to the end of it. He would insert the bill into the machine and then pull it out, but still be able to collect the change. Police say the video shows that this continued for about two hours, although the man inserting the bill changed clothes several times. Anyone with information that might be of assistance is asked to call Crimestoppers.