FOLSOM, Calif. (CBS13) – A pair of scamming suspects got away with a small amount of cash but made a mistake that could lead to their capture, investigators said.
The Folsom Police Department said a Togos restaurant on East Bidwell Street received a phone call Tuesday informing them that a customer had been overcharged $80 in a purchase a few days earlier.
The caller claimed to be from a Togos corporate office and told employees the customer would return to collect the money. A female customer in her 20s entered the store and took the $80 she said she was owed and stood in line to purchase another sandwich.
A suspicious employee called management to check the woman’s story, and discovered that the initial call had been a deception.
When the employee confronted the woman — described as about 5’8” tall, thin and with a blond ponytail — she immediately left the store and was driven away in a 1990s gold Acura four-door sedan driven by a man whose left arm was covered in tattoos, police said.
A license plate number similar to 2ZOH71 was reported by witnesses.
A coffee shop made a report that indicated the same suspects tried the same con at their business, but they were turned away without getting any money.
Anyone with information on the two suspects is asked to contact the Folsom Police Department at (916) 930-1098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.