Police have issued an image of a man wanted for scamming U-Kash vouchers out of two Oldham businesses.
On both occasions the offender asked the cashier for U-Kash voucher totalling £250. While the cashier carried out the request, the offender entered the voucher code into his mobile phone. He then offered his credit card to pay for the voucher, but it was rejected. He then left the voucher at the store but used the voucher code to withdraw cash elsewhere.
The offender struck first at the Premier Express store Lees at around 6.15pm on Monday 14 May 2012. He carried out the same scam on the Co-Op store on High Street, Uppermill at about 6.40pm that same day. Officers have now issued a CCTV image of the man.
PC John Hilldrup, based at Oldham, said: “This man has twice conned vouchers out of unsuspecting cashiers and went on to use the voucher code to withdraw cash. I want people to take a good look at the image we have released today and call us if you know this man or recognise him. Also, I would warn other cashiers and shop workers in the Oldham area to be on the look out for him and get in touch if he comes into your store and asks for U-Kash vouchers. I would advise shop staff to not hand over the vouchers until the payment has been cleared.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Hilldrup on 0161 856 9014 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.