NEW BADEN, IL. (KTVI) - It’s a scam targeting gas station clerks. Police say the suspects find out the name of the manager before they walk into the store. Then they show a phony invoice and a phony key. They tell the clerk the key is for a warehouse where a delivery approved by the manager has just been made. They just need payment.
The scam worked earlier this year in New Baden, Illinois. A clerk handed over approximately $1,200 cash. Now police in other states are reviewing surveillance photos from several Illinois cases.