Mandurah man charged over alleged $50 note fraud

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PINJARRA police have charged a Mandurah man (53) with fraud offences in South Yunderup after he allegedly performed a ‘sleight of hand’ trick leaving two retail stores out of pocket $50.

Police claim the man entered the stores, handed over $50 to purchase a small item and then offered a smaller note, requesting the original $50 back.

Police allege he would conceal the $50, engage the staff member in conversation and then ask for his $50 back.

He would then show his empty wallet to prove the note was not returned.

The staff member would then hand over another $50 note.

He will appear in court at a later date.

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