On July 29, the Hammond Police Department responded to Quick Way Food Store, located on 14633 West University Avenue, in response to the cashier reporting that she had been a victim of a quick change scam. This scam is when an individual targets an inexperienced cashier by paying for small-priced items with a large bill. Before the cashier can give back the change, the individual will engage the cashier in a speedy series of money exchanges that confuses the cashier. In the confusion, the suspect tells the cashier how much money to give back, causing the register to be short. The cashier reported two black males and a black female entered the store, and after executing the scam, they walked away with a total of $700.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Ronney Domiano at 985-277-5739, by the Hammond Police Department’s Facebook Page, or by contacting Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245. Be part of the solution and you may be eligible for a cash reward.