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Cash scam hits town

Moorcroft Chief of Police Bill Bryant warns business owners of a cash scam that recently hit town. Two local businesses were essentially robbed by deception, according to the chief.

The scam starts with the culprit bringing in a large bill – a $100 or $50, for example – and ask the clerk to break it into smaller denominations, “and they’ll keep doing that, confusing the clerk”. With fast hands and slick wording, they were able to walk out with approximately $500 more than that with which they started their con.

The suspects who came through Moorcroft last week ran this gambit before skipping t...