By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Mississippi wanted by police in alleged quick change scam incident in Lower Allen Township

Mississippi wanted by police in alleged quick change scam incident in Lower Allen Township

Camp Hill, PA

On July 11, 2019, at 7:34 PM, the Lower Allen Township Police Department was informed of a “quick change” scam that had occurred at Walmart.

Police say a heavy set black male wearing a white shirt, black hat, and dread locks, asked for change for a hundred dollar bill. During the exchange, the male was able to take his bill plus more money from the clerk netting about  $399 according to police.

Authorities say video surveillance revealed that the suspect fled the area in a black SUV and police determined this to be a Dodge Journey rented out of Mississippi. 

A Crime Watch release was posted. Lower Allen Township Police say they were later contacted by multiple sources identifying the suspect as a Joseph Stewart. 

Police say Stewart is on Pike County Mississippi probation and is known to go around the country committing similar quick change scams.  He also has the nickname, “Mini hand”, due to having a smaller right hand. Re-watching the video, it is apparent that the suspect does in fact have a smaller hand.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Stewart.

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Don Shaw

Don Shaw journalist covering local news for The Pennsylvania Chronicle (717) 461-2107 don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com