Image released after fraud incident in Rugby supermarket

Police want to speak to the woman pictured
Police want to speak to the woman pictured

Police have released an image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a fraud incident that occurred at a supermarket in Rugby.

The incident happened on Wednesday, May 27 at approximately 4.15pm in Sainsbury’s on Clifton Road, Rugby.

Police have only just released the information and photograph.

A woman entered the supermarket and proceeded to purchase a large amount of cigarettes. She paid for the purchase in cash.

The woman then took the notes she had previously handed to the cashier back before handing them over again.

The woman proceeded to do this a number of times.

Once the transaction had been completed, the offender then asked for a refund.

The cashier issued the refund and the offender left the store.

Whilst cashing up later on, staff have discovered that the money in the till was down.

If you recognise the woman in the image call police on the non-emergency 101 number quoting incident reference number 151 of Saturday, June 6 - the date when the incident was reported.

​Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.