How Melbournians Are Taking Aldi For A HUGE Ride
Two Melbourne con artists have been ripping off supermarkets across Melbourne's eastern suburbs with a bizarre receipt scam.
The scam has now happened 11 times over the last ten months, with a man and woman attending Aldi supermarkets in Box Hill, Forest Hill, Burwood East, Carnegie, Chadstone and Endeavour Hills.
The pair purchase various items, retain their receipts and return to the supermarket a short time later.
On their second visit, they steal the same items as their first visit and then get their docket for the first shop refunded.
Box Hill Detective Senior Constable Fiona Keys told the Herald Sun that each theft varies ''They’re exchanging items worth $40 to $580 at a time,” she said.
“As far as we’re aware it’s been going on for at least the last ten months.”
The latest incident happened on June 25 when the man entered a supermarket in Endeavour Hills with empty bags.
He filled his bags with goods and then left it near the special merchandise area.
Just a few minutes later, the woman entered the store with a full bag and collected the bag left by the man.
The woman then lined up at the register, produced a receipt and gained a refund.
Police have released images of the man and woman they believe can help with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises them is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.