Posted: Monday, August 6th 2012 at 3:52pm
Scam artist targets area Hobby Lobby stores
Authorities are looking for this woman, who they say scammed Hobby Lobby stores in Buford and Cumming, as well as two other locations. (Photo courtesy of wsbtv.com)
UNDATED - Authorities are looking for a woman who they say has been scamming cashiers at Hobby Lobby stores, including two in our area.
Channel 2 News reports that the woman will make a small purchase at the stores, then ask the cashier to exchange five $20 bills for a $100 bill.
They said when the woman gets the hundred, she quickly exchanges it for a $10 bill and tells the cashier she made a mistake, so the cashier hands over another $100.
Stores in Cumming and Buford are among the stores that she's targeted. Police say a cashier at the Buford location didn't fall for the trick because store officials had already circulated a picture of the woman before she visited the location.
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