Short change artists strike again! And again!


2021-05-10 10:35 PDT

File # 2021-11627, 13781 & 14818

There have been another two instances where two females deploy the ‘short change’ technique at local retail stores.

One such event took place at the WalMart on April 13th and the second at Langley City Save on Foods on April 27th. It is alleged the women got as much as $800 from each location.

Two female short change suspects

Female short change suspect

Female short change suspect

female short change suspect

Police are asking the public to review the surveillance photographs of the two women and if you have any information that might assist police, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers:

There are two ways to leave an "anonymous tip" with Crime Stoppers.

Talk: 1-800-222-8477


***ORIGINAL RELEASE April 22, 2021***

Langley RCMP would like to warn retail businesses to an old tactic that has raised its’ ugly head. The ploy is known to be perpetrated by ‘short change artists’.

Several of these transactions took place at Langley WalMart over a three-day period.

In these instances, two female suspects make small amount purchases and pay with cash. The employee provides the change for the transaction and the suspect pockets a portion of the cash. The suspect then hands the change back to the cashier and requests that she break the larger bills. This process could be repeated several times and the suspect(s) generally get away with $200-$500 in cash before the employee catches on.

The investigation into these thefts is ongoing but in the interim, employers may want to caution their staff to be on the lookout for this scheme.

Released by

Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community" (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239


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