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Caller Scams Store Out Of More Than $800

Monday, June 24, 2019
by Jim Miller - Radio Greeneville News

Someone swindled an employee of Dunkin' Donuts out of more than $800 in store money during a phone scam Sunday night, according to Greeneville police.

The employee received a call from a man identifying himself as being from the corporate office around 6:00 Sunday evening. The caller said he was conducting a pre-audit to prepare for a federal audit and discovered that the bank deposit funds were short. The scammer called the employee on his cell phone and kept him on for two hours while he removed money from the register drawers and from deposits being held at the store.

The employee was then told to take the cash to Walmart and purchase debit cards, and then to read the numbers and security codes to the caller. The employee was then told to scratch the numbers off the cards and to shred them, which made the employee suspicious. At the end of the call, the employee notified a manager who reviewed what happened and called police.

The total amount of cash used in the scam was $810, and the investigation into the fraud is continuing.

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