2 people in custody for suspected fraudulent activity at Moultrie Walmart

Two people are in Moultrie police custody for suspected fraudulent activity

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Charges could come for two people accused of tampering with several gift cards at the Moultrie Walmart.

So far, officers said three people in Moultrie have already fallen victim to the scam.

Investigators said Walmart Asset Protection contacted them about a potential scam happening at the store. They said with each incident, the money on the gift card was either gone or almost gone.

Moultrie Police Sergeant Shavarye Anderson said this is because any money put on those tampered cards is linked to the suspects account.

Sergeant Shavarye Anderson, with the Moultrie Police Department (Source: WALB)
Sergeant Shavarye Anderson, with the Moultrie Police Department (Source: WALB)

Through video surveillance, Anderson said the suspects scratched off the adhesive on the gift cards and linked the pins to their Walmart account. He said the best way for you not fall victim to these types of scams is to treat the gifts cards like all other grocery items, by inspecting it first.

“Take a look at the gift card, make sure that the label doesn’t look funny, or look weird. If they do find anything, notify a store employee that they discovered something that is out of place," explained Anderson.

At this time, Anderson believes five cards were altered. So far they’ve secured three of them.

Walmart Asset Protection could not be reached for comment.

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