A pair of clever conmen cheated an absent-minded money exchanger out of almost $1,800 on Sunday in Poipet.
The suspects gave the vendor 18 $100 notes in exchange for the equivalent in Khmer riel.
The dastardly duo then hesitated a moment, telling the shop owner they made a mistake. They asked to recount the US money, returning to him a stack of 18 $1 bills.
The dimwitted dollar distributer didn’t notice the swap until after the swindlers had given him the slip.