A Dresden pair are facing charges after chasing after nickels and dimes.

Police say the pair were spotted on security camera footage trying to steal change out of a coin machine at a car wash in Wallaceburg earlier this week.

Officers located the 31-year-old man and charged him with attempted theft, driving offences, breaching his probation and possession of a stolen license plate.

The 26-year-old woman is charged with breaching her probation.

Neither was supposed to communicate with each other as a result of a previous investigation.