A “quick change” con artist from Ohio is in the Franklin County Jail on charges that he bilked cashiers of hundreds of dollars at several stores in the area.

Jay V. Jackson, 59, Cincinnati, Ohio, is charged in a Franklin County warrant with two counts of felony stealing. A $30,000 bond was set in the case.

Jackson is accused of staging the “quick change” con game July 13 at Wal-Mart stores in both Washington and Union, according to police. He reportedly made off with $300 at the Washington store and $100 from the Union Wal-Mart, according to a probable cause statement filed in court.

He also is a suspect in similar incidents at stores in Eureka and Festus as well as other parts of Missouri and Kansas, authorities said.

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