West Shore RCMP are looking to identify a man who is scamming local businesses using a ‘change fraud’ technique.
Police issued the warning Friday afternoon stating they’re investigating three separate reports of fraud at West Shore businesses between Nov 16 to 26.
The alleged suspect pays with a $50 bill and when the cashier gives the change back to the suspect, he makes several requests for different denominations.
After several minutes of confusing the cashiers by handing the money back and forth, the suspect ends up leaving with more money than he is owed.
The suspect is believed to be 30 to 40 years old with a medium build and light complexion and was wearing a black baseball cap, sweater, pants and shoes.
West Shore RCMP said Victoria Police are also investigating a similar fraud.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.