Quick Change Artist Operating in Lafayette

The following is a Press Release from Lafayette Police Department:

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are warning businesses that there are several quick change artist operating within the City of Lafayette.  The suspects are entering businesses and making small purchases.  When the employee returns with their change, they then cause confusion with numerous bills of various denominations.  The suspects have exited the businesses with as little as $20 and as much as $800.

There have been at least 7 incidents of this type reported to Lafayette Police.  On September 19, 2011, detectives arrested Kenneth Wright (43) of Houston. Wright was connected to 4 of the incidents.  Police have received 3 other reported incidents since Wright's incarceration.

Employers should speak with their employees about the potential of becoming a victim to these scam artists.