Pasco suspects performed sleight of hand during wire transfer at Walmart

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PASCO, Wash. — Police investigators are searching for two men accused of deceiving a clerk during a wire transfer at the Walmart Supercenter on Road 68 on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

According to a social media alert from the Pasco Police Department, the two men pictured in security camera footage allegedly entered the Walmart for a money wire. One of the gentlemen handed $5,300 to the cashier, who counted and confirmed the amount.

However, the men asked to recount the money to make sure it was the correct amount. When they handed the money back to the suspect pictured in a blue Levis t-short and dark pants, the suspect allegedly took $2,300 out from the bottom of the pile using a sleight of hand technique.

This instance was captured on security-camera footage, but Pasco police officials say the cashier did not bother recounting the money after it was handed back. Instead, the wire transfer was completed with $2,300 in cash missing from the anticipated deposit.

Now, Pasco police officers are asking the community for help identifying the two men involved in this incident. The second suspect was pictured wearing a dark blue/black button-down, short-sleeved shirt with a tan vest, blue jeans, and a pair of black sunglasses on the day of the incident.

Anyone with information to contribute is being urged to contact the Pasco Police via the non-emergency dispatch line at 509-628-0333. They ask that you cite Case No. 22-022593 when calling or emailing Officer Cody Stamper at stamperc@pasco-wa.gov.

In the colorful social media alert, Pasco police officers jokingly referred to the suspects as ‘Siegfried and Roy.’

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