Quick Change Scam Hits Local Banks
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 23, 2017
Cody Police and Park County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for three men who stole about $7500 from local banks on Wednesday.
On June 21st, three men entered multiple banks in Cody, requesting to exchange ten- and twenty-dollar bills for larger denominations. The suspects used what is described as a Quick Change Scam, confusing the tellers by constantly modifying the request for smaller bills or different currencies. The police department says that additionally, the suspects used heavy accents and were speaking broken English with another unknown language.
The suspects left the banks with more money than they initially had brought in to exchange – reported thefts ranged from $1,900 to $3,200. Police say that additional unsuccessful attempts of the scam were made at other local banks, but the suspects came away with approximately $7,500.
The three male suspects are described as being about 30 years of age and are possibly of Middle Eastern or Hispanic descent, and recent reports indicate similar scams have taken place in Idaho, Montana, and other northern Wyoming communities within the past few days.
This case is still under investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.