The Dublin Division of Police is warning businesses of a short-change scam artist this week.

The Dublin Division of Police is warning businesses of a short-change scam artist this week.

A few businesses were targeted by a short-change scam artists Feb. 24, according to a news release from Dublin.

According to Dublin police, two scammers would enter a business and try to purchase an inexpensive item with a $100 bill. "During the course of the purchase, the suspect(s) will talk with the cashier in attempt to distract the cashier. The suspect(s) will continue to distract the cashier enough to cause confusion, and then the suspect will ask for the $100 bill back during the cash-out. With the cashier confused, the suspect will end up getting change from the $100 bill in addition to getting the $100 bill back," the release said.

Most businesses lost $99 in the scam.

One man is described as a 5-foot-6 Hispanic male in his late 20s. The second is described as a 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11 Asian Pacific male with black facial hair and very thin build.

Dublin police urge businesses to close out separate transactions before doing anything else or to not take bills larger than $50 or $100.

Anyone with information about the Feb. 24 crimes should call Dublin police at (614) 889-1112.

- Jennifer Noblit/ThisWeek