Cash exchange scheme doesn't pay for Salina man

Published On: Jan 08 2014 12:21:42 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 12:33:26 PM CST
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(SALINA, Kan.) -

Salina authorities are searching for a man who tried a quick cash scheme at a convenience store, but came up short.

It happened at the Petro Gas station, 2125 N. 9th St., Monday morning.

Police said the man walked into the store, handed the clerk five $20 in exchange for $100. The clerk gave the man the $100 bill.

The man then pulled out a $10 bill, claiming the cashier gave him $10, not $100. Police said the clerk got flustered, and gave the man his five $20 bills back, in exchange for the $10 bill.

While the man was in the parking lot, the clerk discovered the drawer was $90 short.

The manager confronted the man in the parking lot. Police said he got anxious over the deal, and gave the manager two $50 bills. The gas station ended the day $10 long.

Police said they do have a known suspect, but no arrests have been made.