Quick Change Arrest Strikes Wal-Mart
Police were called to Wal-Mart in Newport on Tuesday. Two cashiers had been scammed by the same individual for well over a thousand dollars. Wal-Mart’s loss prevention stated that a white female attempted to purchase a lap top computer, an apple watch, and 2 sets of headphones valued at $2,500.08. The female counted out $2600 in cash on the counter. She then recounted the money to the cashier but actually removed $1400 cash from the money. The confused cashier took the shorted amount and placed it in the register.
The white female then went to the customer service desk where she purchased two gift cards for $500 each. The total of the cards was $1002.30. The white female then confused that cashier and was able to recount the money to the cashier while removing $640 cash from the total. The cashier then took the money and activated the cards. Loss prevention tried to cancel both cards, but they had already been used. The female suspect was seem in the company of a man and both left the store in a red SUV resembling a Ford Explorer. Total loss to Wal-Mart…$2040.