Police warning of scam at Dover restaurant

Scam Alert

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police are warning businesses of a scam that happened at a restaurant on Monday.

We’re told that just before 3 p.m., the restaurant received a call from someone claiming to be with the U.S. Marshals Service, stating that they were investigating a claim of counterfeit money being given out by the restaurant as change. The caller reportedly told the manager that they would be at the business within 30 minutes to inspect the cash and to have money out of the drawer.

The employee asked for proof that the call was legitimate and the suspect told her to step outside to see them conducting surveillance on the restaurant. The employee became frightened and notified the Dover Police Department.

Police are investigating this incident and ask anyone that may have information to contact Dover PD at 302-736-7111 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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