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Flim-flam artist bilks clerks out of money

Sgt. Ted Wertz of the Dougherty County Police Department Sgt. Ted Wertz of the Dougherty County Police Department
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Police have a warning for store clerks, after they arrested a man accused of tricking a Dougherty County convenience store clerk and stealing money from her. 

That clerk thought she had been scammed, so she went back and looked at the surveillance video. They say other clerks may need to do the same.

Investigators say this customer gave the clerk a hundred dollar bill about 7:00AM morning at the Flash Foods on the Liberty Expressway at Holly Drive.  She handed him four 20's, then got the change for the rest, but the customer says he never got the other $80.00.

On a busy morning, police say she gave him the $80.00 again. 

The clerk went back and checked the surveillance video, and saw the customer lied to her.  Now Police are warning clerks about this old confusion 'flim-flam' con.

"Absolutely. If you think you've given money to somebody and then they want it again, and you can check your video to be sure. If you are not sure. Check your till.  But it happens infrequently," said Sgt. Ted Wertz of the Dougherty County Police Department.     

This morning Dougherty County Police arrested 30 year old Carlos Henriquez when he returned to the store.  He is in the Dougherty County jail, charged with theft by deception.

Police don't know if Henriquez has tried this con at other stores, but they are asking other store clerks to take a look at him in case he has. If you think you might have been victimized, call the Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600.


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