2 suspected of scamming grocery store cashier


Two people are suspected of theft at a city grocery store after allegedly distracting the cashier while asking for change.

Bowling Green police were called to Kroger around 8 p.m. Saturday for a report of money taken from the hand of an employee while she was working a cash register.

A woman reportedly wanted to pay for cough drops using a $50 bill, then seemed to panic and asked the cashier about the change she received in return, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

The cashier told police that she was scanning a bag of cough drops that the female was purchasing. She said the female handed her a $50 bill and gave her change. After providing the change, the female told the cashier she could pay another way using smaller bills and then took smaller bills out and handed them over, according to the report.

The cashier stated she proceeded to give more change to the female and while doing so, the customer asked her if she could get specific type of bills in return. The employee stated during the exchange, a man kept making jokes and then told the cashier that she did not give the right amount of change back.

The employee said that she may have given the woman $200 or more but would not know until the drawer was counted at the end of the night, according to the report.

Police plan to follow up with this report once video footage of the incident is received.

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