Shopper cons M&S out of £90

A SHOPPER who used a £50 note to make a payment at an Ipswich store confused the cashier so much that he was given back his £50 note - plus an extra £90 in change.

A SHOPPER who used a £50 note to make a payment at an Ipswich store confused the cashier so much that he was given back his £50 note - plus an extra £90 in change.

Police last night issued a CCTV image of the Marks and Spencer shopper and said they were investigating the incident as a suspected case of deception.

Pc Adam Long, who is leading the probe, appealed for the suspect to come forward, saying it may have been a simple misunderstanding.

“I would like to speak with this gentleman as it may be that he made an honest mistake and I would urge him to contact me so that we can confirm this,” he said.


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The shopper went to the till to pay for what police said was “inexpensive item” at 5pm on March 17.

When the cashier at the Westgate Street store presented him with his change, he asked for different notes.

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A police spokesman said: “He confused the cashier to such an extent that he walked away with his original £50 and other change totalling £90.”

Anyone who recognises the shopper is asked to contact Pc Long at the Central Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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