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.