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Texas Man Arrested After Defrauding Walmart of $100,000 in Merchandise with Fake Receipts

submitted on March 29, 2011 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
Maybe this is the reason merchants create strict policies that affect honest coupon clippers, they have a legitimate reason to believe that customers are trying to cheat them.

This guy must have used a computer, scanner and thermal printer to create such good quality receipts that they could not be detected as fraudulent until the store scanned the bar codes. He was able to take a $300 air compressor and expensive electronics merchandise from 3 Walmart stores without paying for it, getting past greeters at the door and planning to sell the goods on the street, before investigators finally arrested him. It took weeks to catch him in a small town, can you imagine what he might have gotten away with in a big city??? Eeek

He must have had accomplices, since other arrests are expected in the case.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/st.....id=8040780
http://www.click2houston.com/n.....etail.html
     

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  • 109343
    honesta
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    Posted by honesta on March 29, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Never thought about it. Very interesting.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on March 30, 2011
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    I worked for Kmart while I was in college. It was at a time when you didn't need a receipt to return items. Our Customer Service manager was getting items off the shelves and returning them in friends names and pocketing the $. By the time she was caught she had stolen over $4,000. She had been with Kmart for years. People do desperate things in times of need. The guy from Texas probably resold the items. Sad! And pathetic that Walmart took so long to catch on!

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