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Suspects reportedly scam change dispensing machine

by EMRY DINMAN
Staff Writer | February 10, 2020 10:49 PM

MOSES LAKE — Move over, quarter-on-a-string, and make way for $5-dollar-bill-on-some-tape.

Moses Lake police responded to the FAA Car Wash on Saturday for a report of two suspects attempting to trick the change dispensing machine by using a $5 bill with tape on the end. The suspects reportedly inserted the bill, received the change, and then recovered the bill by pulling it out by the attached tape.

While police officials weren’t immediately certain how many times the suspects managed to defeat the change machine, the suspects could have found easier and more honest ways to earn a handful of quarters, said Cpt. Mike Williams.

“You’re not talking about substantial amounts of money,” Williams said wryly.

The suspects were believed to be driving a dark blue Ford Fusion. The incident is under investigation.