'Short-Change Artist' Robs Montco Grocery Stores
Lower Providence, Blue Bell Giant stores among those stolen by Philadelphia man.
A Philadelphia man has been dubbed a "short-change artist" according to local police.
Bruce D. Cofer, 44, perfected his craft and over the course of about a year of stealing from Montgomery and Bucks county Giant grocery stores by purchasing low-cost items and paying with a $50, according to PhillyBurbs.com.
"[He] would select a low price item, usually priced between $1 and $4, and then use a $50 bill to pay for the item, according to criminal complaints," said the PhillyBurbs.com article. "Quickly and surreptitiously removing a $20 bill that he received in change, sometimes replacing it with a $1 bill, Cofer would claim he was short changed, the complaint said. The cashier then paid him the money he allegedly had been short-changed."
He will serve 4 to 23 months in Montgomery County jail for stealing from both the Lower Providence and Blue Bell Giant grocery stores.
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