Scam Alert: Three Suspects Still SoughtJan 3rd, 2012 | By Staff | Category: Community News, Crime, Front Page
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Three suspects are currently being sought in regards to three different scam attempts in Madison County. The suspects have been targeting local businesses. They attempt to confuse the cashier into giving them more change than they should be given for purchases made.
The first place that the suspects attempted to scam was the Busy Bee off of Base Street. The two men walked into the convenience store and spoke as though they were very kind and friendly, normal customers. However, they are anything but kind and normal customers. The two men reportedly paid for $10 worth of merchandise with $50. They then attempted to confuse the attendant and say they needed more change back, saying that they wanted their $50 bill back.
After attempted to scam Busy Bee, the suspects targeted Love’s Truck Stop. It was at this time that the two men added a third suspect into their scheme, a woman. They then traveled across the street to the Red Onion Grill. It was here that the scammers were able to get away with close to $200.
“They asked me for change and I gave them their change and all I can remember is just being really confused and thinking well what’s going on here? Why do they keep asking me for change?” said Leah Buchanon, waitress at the Red Onion Grill.
The three suspects are still at large. Madison County Crime Stoppers requests that people with any tips please contact them via phone, text message or facebook.
Phone: 973-2762 (TIPS-LINE)
Text: Type in “CMC plus your message” to 274637 (crimes)
Facebook: Visit their page to view wanted fugitives, other information, requests for information and you can also submit tips online by clicking “submit tip” online.