Another Business Falls Victim To Money Deposit Scam

Posted On August 04, 2014

By Mike Perleberg


Photo provided by Batesville Police Department

(Batesville, Ind.) – Another local business has been taken in a scam that persuades employees to hand over cash deposits to total strangers.

Batesville Police say the Dollar General store on State Road 229 was taken for approximately $2,000 on Thursday, July 24. That was after an unknown person called the store and told an employee that somebody from the corporate office would be coming by to pick up the daily deposit.

A woman later came into the store and was given the deposit by the same employee at around 5:28 p.m. that same day.

The female suspect seen in surveillance photos released by Batesville Police, who are working with surrounding law enforcement agencies to try to identify her.  Anybody who may be able to provide information is asked to call the Batesville Police Department at (812) 934-3131.

A similar scam occurred at the Ameristop gas station in Greendale on July 28. Investigators identified a suspect in that episode last week.