Fast talk, chaotic order turn a profit for con man

September 02, 1994

A fast-talking con man and his accomplice made off with $100 Tuesday night from a Boston Chicken restaurant in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway, county police said.

The two men entered the restaurant at 9:30 p.m. One of them ordered the $2.49 children's meal and gave the cashier a $50 bill. He ordered a soda separately and gave the cashier a dollar bill. He then asked for the $50 bill back and gave the cashier bills of other denominations, police said.

The exchange of money continued for several minutes as other customers waited, and the man's accomplice added to the cashier's confusion by spilling a soda.

The cashier told the manager about the incident after the two men left. The two employees counted the money and found $100 was missing from the register, police said.

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