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UPDATE: Register Scheme Costs Walmart $3,000+

Posted On May 14, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Update posted Wednesday, May 14 at 10:41 a.m.

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Provided by Aurora Police Department

Investigators have developed new information as they seek a woman who defrauded the Walmart Supercenter in Aurora out of $3,000.

A female customer went to the store on April 24 and duped a cashier into giving her merchandise when she had actually hit the “Cancel” button after swiping a credit card through the electronic payment device.

On Wednesday, Aurora Police said that the suspect was wearing a ball cap with a “UK” logo on the front. Police also released a photo of the vehicle being driven by the suspect at the time of the incident.

Investigators say that the woman may be responsible for multiple other offenses at several other retailers in the tri-state area.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call the Aurora Police Department.

 

Original story posted on Thursday, May 8 at 1:26 p.m.:

Provided by Aurora Police Department

Provided by Aurora Police Department

(Aurora, Ind.) – Aurora Police are trying to track down a woman who defrauded the local Walmart Supercenter out of more than $3,000.

A woman entered the store on April 24 and approached one of the registers. She noticed that the cashier was new and engaged him in conversation and told him she had worked for Walmart in the past, according to police.

After the cashier had scanned the woman’s merchandise, she swiped her credit or debit card through the card reader. She then hit the “Cancel” button on the device, but told the cashier to hit the “Cash” button on the register twice, which prompted the register to open as if the exact amount was given. The reality was that no payment had been rendered.

Provided by Aurora Police Department

Provided by Aurora Police Department

The suspect didn’t stop there, however. She completed five more transactions using the same method that day.

Police say the six fraudulent purchases totaled $3,082.16.

Aurora Police are asking anybody who recognizes the suspect from the surveillance photos is asked to call the police department at (812) 926-1101.

12 comments
RBAE76
RBAE76

She obviously needed to steal to get more food.

uneedreality
uneedreality

My questions is, did the machine not print out a receipt?  It's kind of like Ripley county has a black Challenger with a silver stripe rolling around casing out homes, breaking into a couple, people have taken pictures of the car, and the license plate, yet the cops have done nothing.  If you have a license plate can't you simply run the number and find out the address of the person?  smh


grandma2twins
grandma2twins

You would think Walmart could afford better security cameras! since they get hit all the time down there!!!

DMX
DMX

The cops probably want to stake out any "all you eat buffets" in the area....

uneedreality
uneedreality

Wow!  For a billion dollar company you'd think maybe they could update the security cameras a bit.

smartjw
smartjw

Poor images....can't afford better cameras?

irishgreens
irishgreens

Uhhh, What an idiot cashier, REALLY!!!!


SUBHATER
SUBHATER

Now just how long does she think she'll get away with that? Foolish. Smile for the cameras!

Brickman
Brickman

Where are the photos and what's the license plate number? This would be an awesome place to post them! Might keep others from having their house broken into.

LindseyAbrams
LindseyAbrams

She had the cashier press the cash but twice so yes it would have printed a receipt. ..