Police say to watch out for receipt scams in Bainbridge stores

Published 1:49pm Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bainbridge Public Safety officers are warning residents about a new scam they are investigating and believe there could be more victims that have not yet come forward.
According to a release by the City of Bainbridge, an employee at the Winn Dixie on Shotwell Street was caught getting cash back on customers’ debit transactions.
“When customers came through the checkout line and used their debit card, the employee would turn around the key pad, telling them it was working incorrectly and request cash back on their cards,” the release said. “When the customer left, the employee would then pocket the cash.”
The employee was also adding gift cards onto customers’ transactions without their knowledge.
Police are interested in hearing from anyone who believes they are a victim in this case.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made as of Friday, Nov. 1.
“Checking your receipt and being observant as you check out at stores can not only keep you from being a victim,” BPS Criminal Investigation Major Robert Humphrey said. “But it can stop others from being a victim as well.”
If you have any information about this recent scam or think you may have been a victim, contact Major Robert Humphrey at 229-515-0973.

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