Man confuses staff into handing over more change than he was due

Gazette: Man confuses staff into handing over more change than he was due Man confuses staff into handing over more change than he was due

A MAN stole money after confusing staff into handing over more change than he was due.

Police want to identify the man who was involved in the incident which happened at Mrs Markhams in Clacton Road, St Osyth at around 1.40pm on February 5.

A man selected a can of drink and went to pay with a £10 note.

He then confused staff and claimed he had paid with a £20 leading to too much change being given.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Mike Hinton at Clacton police station on 101.

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12:20pm Sat 8 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

For god sake, what's that say about the staff?
For god sake, what's that say about the staff? All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 14

12:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Carlosfandangles says...

Ffs we all done that at some stage..... have they potentially criminalised a guy for maybe a genuine mistake?
Ffs we all done that at some stage..... have they potentially criminalised a guy for maybe a genuine mistake? Carlosfandangles
  • Score: 21

1:15pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Carlosfandangles wrote:
Ffs we all done that at some stage..... have they potentially criminalised a guy for maybe a genuine mistake?
Or just maybe he did pay with £20 note? Whatever, it's unlikely to be proven either way and all it's doing is wasting everyone's time!
[quote][p][bold]Carlosfandangles[/bold] wrote: Ffs we all done that at some stage..... have they potentially criminalised a guy for maybe a genuine mistake?[/p][/quote]Or just maybe he did pay with £20 note? Whatever, it's unlikely to be proven either way and all it's doing is wasting everyone's time! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 17

2:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Some years ago a similar incident happened when I paid with a £20 note and the staff claimed it was £10 and I had to come back when the till money was counted (and duly received my tenner). The same thing should happen here, the gentleman should have been made to return to the shop; if the till has £10 more than it should then he is in the right, if it hasn't then he is in the wrong.
Some years ago a similar incident happened when I paid with a £20 note and the staff claimed it was £10 and I had to come back when the till money was counted (and duly received my tenner). The same thing should happen here, the gentleman should have been made to return to the shop; if the till has £10 more than it should then he is in the right, if it hasn't then he is in the wrong. Im_Like_HELLO
  • Score: 10

6:22pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DagnamDave says...

The best and easiest way is not to put the note into the till drawer until after the change has been handed over, simple. That's how we use to do it in the olden days anyway (yes, there were crooks even then).
The best and easiest way is not to put the note into the till drawer until after the change has been handed over, simple. That's how we use to do it in the olden days anyway (yes, there were crooks even then). DagnamDave
  • Score: 19

7:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

miiikkeyyyy says...

If my image was to be plastered on the internet, especially on a local gazette, branded a thief, I'd possibly lose my job as I look after vulnerable people! There is no way we'd ever know if this was a genuine mistake or not! If I was this man, I'd be so angry! I'm disgusted of you, Gazette!!
If my image was to be plastered on the internet, especially on a local gazette, branded a thief, I'd possibly lose my job as I look after vulnerable people! There is no way we'd ever know if this was a genuine mistake or not! If I was this man, I'd be so angry! I'm disgusted of you, Gazette!! miiikkeyyyy
  • Score: 20

12:48am Sun 9 Feb 14

linton68 says...

I once asked a shop assistant to change an 18 pound note...
The shop assistant said : would you like 3 sixes, or 2 nines.
I once asked a shop assistant to change an 18 pound note... The shop assistant said : would you like 3 sixes, or 2 nines. linton68
  • Score: 6

1:52am Sun 9 Feb 14

Boris says...

linton68 wrote:
I once asked a shop assistant to change an 18 pound note...
The shop assistant said : would you like 3 sixes, or 2 nines.
How queer!
[quote][p][bold]linton68[/bold] wrote: I once asked a shop assistant to change an 18 pound note... The shop assistant said : would you like 3 sixes, or 2 nines.[/p][/quote]How queer! Boris
  • Score: 2

12:16pm Sun 9 Feb 14

yellehs5891 says...

This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop.
cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives
This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop. cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives yellehs5891
  • Score: 7

11:10am Mon 10 Feb 14

lilypad says...

yellehs5891 wrote:
This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop.
cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives
He only hoovered for a few seconds ? I would have made him vacuum the whole shop for that !!
[quote][p][bold]yellehs5891[/bold] wrote: This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop. cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives[/p][/quote]He only hoovered for a few seconds ? I would have made him vacuum the whole shop for that !! lilypad
  • Score: 8

11:43am Mon 10 Feb 14

BlondeJo says...

Clearly the till was under, if there is now a Police investigation into the matter. Crimes that are regarded as petty all add up for the small business,
Clearly the till was under, if there is now a Police investigation into the matter. Crimes that are regarded as petty all add up for the small business, BlondeJo
  • Score: -2

1:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

DanP88 says...

This guy came into where I work about a month ago, tried this scam on me. Didn't work, but he was very fluent and fast with both his actions and patter, I can see how some can be caught out.
This guy came into where I work about a month ago, tried this scam on me. Didn't work, but he was very fluent and fast with both his actions and patter, I can see how some can be caught out. DanP88
  • Score: -1

9:59am Sat 15 Feb 14

Misty4 says...

Im_Like_HELLO wrote:
Some years ago a similar incident happened when I paid with a £20 note and the staff claimed it was £10 and I had to come back when the till money was counted (and duly received my tenner). The same thing should happen here, the gentleman should have been made to return to the shop; if the till has £10 more than it should then he is in the right, if it hasn't then he is in the wrong.
And even if he is in the wrong, it COULD have been an accident. Sometimes people are distracted and hand over the wrong money. Maybe I should go to the press when I'm short changed?
[quote][p][bold]Im_Like_HELLO[/bold] wrote: Some years ago a similar incident happened when I paid with a £20 note and the staff claimed it was £10 and I had to come back when the till money was counted (and duly received my tenner). The same thing should happen here, the gentleman should have been made to return to the shop; if the till has £10 more than it should then he is in the right, if it hasn't then he is in the wrong.[/p][/quote]And even if he is in the wrong, it COULD have been an accident. Sometimes people are distracted and hand over the wrong money. Maybe I should go to the press when I'm short changed? Misty4
  • Score: 1

10:00am Sat 15 Feb 14

Misty4 says...

yellehs5891 wrote:
This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop.
cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives
Nice that he did the hoovering for you!
[quote][p][bold]yellehs5891[/bold] wrote: This man is a thief FACT. How do I know?! He came into my shop and the 1st time, he got away with £80 and 2 weeks later he was back with a different assistant and used the same scenario and when it was told youve had your chg, he hoovered for a few seconds and ran out the shop. cctv has been given to police and we know his name as the manager thought he recognised the man and went back over cctv and he had come in 3 weeks earlier and dropped his wallet, his driving licence was in here, what a ****. So the police now know who he is and where he lives[/p][/quote]Nice that he did the hoovering for you! Misty4
  • Score: 1

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