By Michelle Graff

This is an interesting episode I saw on the show The Real Hustle. I was really surprised that this scam would fool anyone, but I guess people can get a bit taken off guard when someone comes in flashing a badge.

Jewelry storeowners (and employees) should be aware, though. You would hate for this to happen to you.

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