Suspects scammed Jubilee Foods of $70.
Three suspects are being sought for a quick change scam which occurred on December 29th, 2011 at the Jubilee Foods on East Main Street in Emmitsburg.
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says one of the individuals bought a bar of soap using a $50 bill. After receiving his change, the customer asked the clerk to return his $50 so he could use a smaller bill. He then asked for change for a $100 bill. The suspect changed his mind several times about how he wanted his change returned, and ended up scamming the clerk out of $70.
Authorities say all three suspects are described as African-American males about 40 years of age. One is 5'10" with glasses, wearing a black hat, dark jeans and white shoes. The second man was wearing a stocking cap, red and white checkered shirt, black jacket, blue jeans, black shoes and a gray hood. The third suspect wears glasses, and had on a Redskins cap, red flannel shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
The Sheriff's Office says quick change scams usually occur at retail establishments, and often involve a team of scam artists. One of the con-artists confuses a cashier by paying for a low-cost item using a large denomination bill. That person then changes his or her mind on how the change is to be returned. In the end, the con-artists keep more money then the suspect originally paid.