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Police issue image of suspected fraudster

February 25, 2013, 3:36 pm

Northallerton police have released an image of a man suspected of committing a fraud in the town.

It occurred at around 4pm on Saturday 22 December 2012, at the B&Q store on Yafforth Road.

The suspect approached a cashier working on the stores checkout tills and asked to change ten £20 notes for £10 notes. He then appears to have committed a fraud known as “ringing the changes” and left the premises with £400.

PC Blair Taylor, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you are the person caught on camera and there has been some confusion about the exchange of the money, I urge you to come forward so the matter can be cleared up and the money returned to the store.

“I am also asking anyone who recognises the man to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.”

Anyone who can help with this investigation it asked to contact Northallerton police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Blair Taylor. Alternatively information can be emailed to blair.taylor@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120218784.

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