Couple gets ripped off by fake Toys R Us employee

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - An Inkster couple is out nearly $200 after being swindled by a fake Toys R Us employee.

Antoine Bellinger and his wife had two carts full of gifts for their 4-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. As they were about to check out at the Toys R Us in Dearborn Saturday afternoon, they were approached by a man who said he worked in the back, but could expedite their checkout  and give them unadvertised discounts.

"I think he told me to hand him the money, so I turned around and handed him the money and started looking at video games. And then I see him run off," said Bellinger.

The man was wearing black pants, a tan hat and a tan Carhart jacket. Bellinger said he trusted the man because he had some sort of badge on him. Although his total should have been more than $300, Bellinger was told the discounts would bring his total to $180. As Bellinger handed the man the cash, the man told him to look at the video games for a special discount. That's when the man took off with his money.

The suspect is described as black male, between 50 and 55-years old. He has grey hair, is about 5'11 and weighs 250 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to call Dearborn Police.

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