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Man ‘steals’ gift cards by reusing same coupon

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man used the same coupon repeatedly to buy 16 gift cards valued at $800.

The 28-year-old man was at the Walmart on Peachtree Parkway Sept. 18 when he used a coupon for $50 off an item through Walmart’s Savings Catcher program. He used it to buy 16 iTunes gift cards valued at $50 each.

A loss prevention associate came over to the man while he was checking out at a self-service register.

He was told he was using a fake coupon to purchase the gift cards, but the customer said he didn’t know it was fake.

The Walmart employee said this is a problem many of their stores have encountered because the coupon was fraudulently created and they haven’t been able to figure out how to guard against it.

The man was not arrested and the gift cards were cancelled and the money returned.

Walmart is attempting to correct the problem.


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