Scam Targets Confused Store Clerks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Vacaville Police are looking for two men – suspected three nights ago of scamming young, unsuspecting workers from several businesses out of hundreds of dollars.

The first suspect, described as black, standing at around 6 feet 6 inches, 400 pounds, entered Yogurt Beach Shack just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

He purchased a dollar’s worth of yogurt, but got back in change dozens more through fast talking and some intimidation which caused the clerk to become confused.

The surveillance showed the suspect pay, then dish out several dollars, asking the clerk to break up larger bills. He does this over and over again, until the clerk has lost count.

He leaves as the second suspect enters and does the exact same thing.

Between the two, they stole $187. Police said the pair also hit Savers, Subway, Nugget, Winco and Big 5, to name just a few.

“These are career criminals that are slick and have done this before,” Yogurt Beach Shack owner George Marcus said. “You guys are thieves and I hope you guys go to jail.”

Marcus said Sacramento police have identified one suspect. But no one is in custody,

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.

In Case You Missed It:

Thieves Post Image of Stolen Car on Instagram

Experts Warn of Scammers on Online Dating Sites

Police: People Selling Wood, Tiles as iPads and TVs


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.