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Hinesville police seek bank-scam suspect
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This image taken from bank surveillance video shows the man whom Hinesville police say committed a scam Feb. 24. - photo by Photo provided.

On Feb. 24, a man entered a Hinesville bank and committed a scam, and now Hinesville police are seeking the public’s help in finding him.

The suspect approached a teller and asked to exchange $2,600 in $20 bills for $2,600 in $100 bills, police said.

When the teller finished the exchange and handed the suspect the money, the suspect fanned the money out in his hands and said he wanted $100 bills in Canadian money, according to police.

The suspect handed the money back to the teller but, in the process, palmed $800 of the $2,600, police said.

The teller took the money back and returned the suspect’s $2,600 in $20 bills and did not notice the missing money until the suspect had left, according to police.

The suspect is described as a slender white male with a Hispanic accent, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches. He was wearing a gray jacket and gray ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hinesville police Detective Jeff Davis at 912-368-8211.

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