Al­leged fraud­ster sought

Albany Extra - - News -

Al­bany po­lice are look­ing to iden­tify a man they be­lieve is re­spon­si­ble for a se­ries of fraud of­fences com­mit­ted across the Great South­ern in the past week.

Po­lice say the man, de­scribed as east­ern Euro­pean, had re­quested change for $100 notes at busi­nesses and al­legedly taken cash with­out staff know­ing dur­ing the trans­ac­tion.

Five fraud of­fences have al­legedly been com­mit­ted since July 27 at busi­nesses in Al­bany, Mt Barker, Tam­bellup, Cran­brook and Walpole. Of­fences have also been re­ported in Mar­garet River and Duns­bor­ough, as well as in Queens­land.

Po­lice have warned busi­nesses not to pro­vide change for $100 notes from the man pic­tured.

He is be­lieved to be trav­el­ling in a hire car, pos­si­bly a sil­ver 2015 Toy­ota Corolla.

Any­one who be­lieves they have been a vic­tim or who has seen the man ex­change money is asked to con­tact Crime Stop­pers by phon­ing 1800 333 000.

Pic­ture: Al­bany po­lice

Al­bany po­lice are seek­ing the iden­tity of this man.

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