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Police: Customer used game tokens to buy gasoline

July 12, 2018 GMT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — It was a token gesture, but it only served to fuel frustration for a North Carolina store clerk.

The Hickory Daily Record reports police said employees at a convenience store discovered two rolls of quarters used to buy gasoline actually turned out to be rolls of game tokens. A news release from the Hickory Police Department said the tokens were taken from a local arcade.

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Capt. Bryan Adams said the unidentified woman who made the fake payment had left the property by the time the coins were discovered. Adams said the woman is a frequent customer at the store.

The incident occurred Tuesday, and police say the woman will be charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense when she is apprehended.

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Information from: The Hickory Daily Record, http://www.hickoryrecord.com