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Four accused in $70K Kroger coupon scheme

submitted on January 3, 2012 by HouTex in "Coupons / Coupon Codes"
This is one of the reasons honest consumers have problems using coupons.
The stores are reacting to this kind of fraud by making their coupon rules more strict.

Four employees of a Texas Kroger store have been charged with felony theft for their part in a $70,000 coupon fraud scheme that allowed select customers to receive large discounts on their purchases. By using a coupon override function at the register, the cashiers were able to assign any value to the coupons. Operators of a flea market allegedly paid the Kroger employees to do this over a 3-month period.

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    Posted by clover on January 3, 2012
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    When I was in college, I was Store Security for K-Mart (Criminal Justice Major.) Our Customer Service person that had been with us for years was doing returns in "Friends" names without receipts and keeping the cash. You did not need a receipt for a return at that time with K-Mart. By the time we caught her she was well in to thousands of dollars. It's sad but people will do desperate things during hard times.
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 3, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Interesting but they could have done better.

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