South Daytona store falls for $1,400 scheme

Fake district manager call fools worker

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SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. - South Daytona police are searching for a man and woman who they said tricked a store worker into turning more than $1,400 in cash.

Officers said a man called the Dollar General on South Ridgewood Avenue Tuesday night claiming he was the district manager named "Henry." The caller asked for the store manager by name but the manager was not working at the time.

Police said the caller told the shift supervisor he would call the store manager on a separate phone so the supervisor could hear them. During the fake phone call, police say the caller told the shift supervisor a woman would come drop off the keys and pick up the night deposits.

Moments later, a woman in a pink sweater and pink hat walked into the store and dropped off keys. The shift supervisor handed over $1,475 and the woman left.

The supervisor called the store manager after the woman left and was told he never got a call from a district manager and never authorized the woman to pick up the night deposits.

The woman in pink was captured on surveillance camera. The supervisor said she was between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes. The woman had a french manicure with diamonds attached to her nails.

Anyone with information about the woman or the caller is asked to call Crimestoppers at (888) 277-TIPS.

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