Commerce and Jackson County law enforcement officials are looking for a woman who passed off rolls of metal washers as quarters in at least two locations.
The clerk at the Corner Station, Jefferson Road, told police that a “regular customer,” a heavy-set white female,” pumped $10 worth of gasoline into a vehicle and paid for it with a roll of quarters. She also talked the clerk into giving her cash for a second roll of "quarters."
Some time later, the store discovered that one of the rolls had a quarter at each end and washers in between, while the other just had one quarter. In all, the Corner Station got three quarters in exchange for $10 in gasoline and $10 in cash.
The report also indicated that someone had done the same thing at the Subway in Nicholson, and that the same suspect tried a similar transaction at the Flying J, Maysville Road. A clerk discovered the washers and foiled that attempt.
Not only do police have copies of the Corner Station’s surveillance tape of the transaction, but they also have a tag number and the name of a suspect.