Monday, June 14, 2010

Con Man Scams Store Clerk Out Of Money

Cookeville police say surveillance video may help them identify the man who conned a local store clerk out of a hundred dollars last week. Police say it happened at the Big Lots store when a man attempted to pay for a soft drink with a $100 bill. As he did so, he began fumbling around in his pockets and never handed over the money, but was able to convince the clerk that he was owed $99 in change. As soon as he left the scene, the clerk realized what had happened and contacted the manager, who called police. The suspect was described as a white male, around six feet tall with a Hispanic accent. Police say he is also a suspect in a similar case already under investigation.