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Businesses warned to avoid fraud traveller

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Albany police are currently looking to identify a man they believe is responsible for a series of fraud offences committed across the Great Southern in the past week.

Police say the man, described as eastern European, has requested change for $100 notes at businesses and allegedly taken cash without the business knowing during the transaction.

Five fraud offences have been committed since July 27 at businesses in Albany, Mt Barker, Tambellup, Cranbrook and Walpole.

Offences have also been reported in Margaret River and Dunsborough as well as Queensland.

Police today warned businesses to not provide change for $100 notes from the man pictured and he is believed to be travelling in a hire car, possibly a silver 2015 Toyota Corolla.

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Anyone who believes they have been a victim or have witnessed the man exchange money is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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