Man accused of 'quick change' con

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WASHINGTON, Mo., AP) — An Ohio man is in custody in Missouri, accused in a “quick change” con for allegedly bilking cashiers at stores out of hundreds of dollars.
The Washington Missourian ( reports that 59-year-old Jay V. Jackson of Cincinnati is charged with two counts of felony stealing. He is jailed on $30,000 cash-only bond.
Jackson is accused of staging the con game July 13 at Wal-Mart stores in Washington and Union. Police say he stole $300 at the Washington store and $100 at Union. He is suspected of similar in other areas of Missouri and Kansas.
In a “quick change” con, an offer is made to change an amount of money with someone, while at the same time taking change or bills back and forth to confuse the person making change.