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Trickery at Taco Bell Ends in Theft

The cashier reportedly did not realize what had happened until after the customer left.

A customer managed to rook a cashier out of $110 during a recent visit to Taco Bell. Credit: Kristi Reed
A customer managed to rook a cashier out of $110 during a recent visit to Taco Bell. Credit: Kristi Reed
A man used a "series of distractions" to turn a $10 order into a $110 theft during a Jan. 12 incident at the Hamilton Mill Taco Bell.

According to the Gwinnett County Police incident report, a cashier took a $10 order from a male customer. The customer handed the clerk a $100 bill.

"Through a series of distractions, the customer not only walked away with the original hundred dollar bill, but an additional one hundred and ten dollars," the officer wrote in the report.

The cashier, the report stated, did not realize what had happened until after the customer left. The incident was captured on video. The details regarding how exactly the customer tricked the cashier were not included in the report.

The case is listed as active.

Similar incidents have been reported at other area businesses. Over $800 was taken in an incident at the Hamilton Mill Walmart in which two women asked to look at "pretty" American money. In April of last year, a cashier at the Golden Corral in Buford was "tricked" into giving a customer $400.

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Garrett Moriarty January 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM
A similar scam like this was attempted at a few of the stores at the Mall of Georgia. Firehouse, Chipoltle, a few other places. Here is my advice to cashiers-always finish the original transaction and do not allow modification. If he gives you $100 and wants to try to introduce new currency just say no and give the change as is. If he gets snippy that is too bad-he can take it up with management.
Octo Slash January 26, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Here is my advice: If someone rips you off, follow them outside and separate their head from their body with a shotgun shell.
gpurs January 26, 2014 at 07:12 PM
How about a description of this guy that was caught on camera???? What kind of crime report is this??

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