The Israel Police apprehended on Friday a man who had been filmed tricking cashiers out of money by concealing already-issued change.
On Thursday, footage shared on social media showed the 52-year-old man from Rishon LeZion making a small purchase with a 200-shekel note at a newsstand. When the cashier issued him change, which included a 100-shekel note, the fraudster hid that note and claimed that he had been shortchanged, resulting in the cashier handing over another 100 shekels.
The owner of the newsstand originally posted the security-camera footage to Facebook with a request to the public for their assistance in locating the man who had allegedly stolen in a similar manger from “dozens of other business owners in Or Yehuda.” The post went on to describe that the man’s modus operandi in those other incidents were identical.
The business owner also wrote that this was “the second time in the last half year” that the same man had defrauded them.
(Translated and edited by J. Herzog)