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Police ID Convenience Store Deposit Scam Suspect

Posted On August 01, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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Greendale Police have identified a suspect in a reported July 28 scam at the Ameristop gas station. Photo provided by Greendale Police Department.

(Greendale, Ind.) – Police have issued a warrant for a suspect who they say scammed a convenience store out of thousands of dollars.

On Monday, a man called an employee at the Ameristop in Greendale claiming to be the owner. That fake caller told the employee to get a money deposit together, then give it to a person he said was his nephew. That supposed nephew later came into the store and was given the more than $4,700 deposit.

Greendale Police announced Thursday that they have identified the suspect as Sean Acree, 18, of Western Hills. A felony warrant for his arrest has been issued out of Dearborn Superior Court.

Acree remains at-large. If you have information on his whereabouts, call Greendale Police at (812) 537-1321.

Kentucky State Police have not said if Acree is believed to be responsible for attempts to commit similar scams at convenience stores in northern Kentucky. A suspect in the photos from those stores appeared to be the same person from the Greendale case.

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