Chamber board member, Shane Haarmeyer then introduced De Queen Police Chief Richard McKinley as the 2016 Citizen of the Year.
De Queen Police Chief Richard McKinley stated a Wal-Mart employee reported the store was the victim of a quick-change scam Wednesday, February 10th.
Area businesses are being informed to take extra precautions when customers purchase an inexpensive item with a large bill.
Law enforcement agencies say an individual will target less experienced cashiers and then try to confuse them with a series of speedy money exchanges.
said if a cashier is given a large bill and the customer claims the cashier didn't them the right amount of change.
The cashier should stop, close their cash drawer and call for a manager.
He even suggested contacting a manager and counting down the cash drawer before another transaction is conducted, if necessary.
said the De Queen Police Department
is currently working on identifying the suspects involved in the Wal-Mart incident, but wants all business owners to be aware of this type of scam.
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