Three men sought in ‘quick-change’ scams

Paulding County police detectives are searching for these men. They are wanted in connection with several "quick change' scams at the Wal-Mart in Dallas.

Paulding County police detectives are searching for these men. They are wanted in connection with several "quick change' scams at the Walmart in Dallas.

Paulding county detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men wanted in connection to several “quick change” scams at the Walmart in Dallas, according to a release from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

A “quick change” scam occurs when someone buys an inexpensive item, the cashier has the register open and the person asks for change for a larger bill. The person then uses quick hand movements and confusing dialogue to confuse the cashier into giving them more money, the release said.

The cashier usually doesn’t realize the scam has happened until the register drawer is counted at the end of their shift.

The scams occurred at the Walmart on Marietta Highway on PCSO Quick Change 2Sept. 26 and Nov. 18.

The sheriff’s office says the same three men are involved in the scams and they appear to be professionals.

This particular scam involves one man talking to the cashier while the other two are staged as lookouts and use a large item to block the view of others.

“We want to warn all retailers of these types of scams, especially with the holiday shopping season drawing near,” said Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge. “Please tell clerks, cashiers, customer service representatives or anyone who handles money to make sure they do not handle more than one transaction at a time, this will keep these types of scams from occurring.”

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Paulding PCSO Quick Change 4County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation division at 770-443- 3015.

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