There could be a serial counterfeit coupon user on the loose in Central Pennsylvania.
Police in West Manheim Township are looking for the public’s help, in identifying a woman accused of scamming more than a thousand dollars from a local Walmart – and she may have stolen a lot more from other stores as well.
The unidentified suspect was spotted on surveillance cameras, wearing what appears to be a dark-colored “PINK” sweatshirt from Victoria’s Secret.
The footage shows her entering the West Manheim Walmart store this past Monday afternoon. Police say she filled her shopping cart and used “numerous counterfeit coupons” at the self-checkout.
Police aren’t releasing many details while the investigation is ongoing – they wouldn’t say what types of coupons were used, and on what items. But they did say that the coupons provided the suspect with plenty of overage, which she then applied toward gift cards.
So she managed to walk out of the store with a cartful of items that she got for free, with “in excess of $1,000” in Walmart gift cards for her troubles.
All the better to fund her future Walmart shopping expeditions – assuming she has to actually pay for anything.
Police believe the suspect has committed similar frauds at several other Walmart stores in the area. So she could have many more thousands of dollars worth of Walmart gift cards in her possession, not to mention many more items she obtained for free with her fake coupons.
If you recognize the suspect, investigators ask that you contact Officer Justin Seibert at 717-632-7059 ext. 108, or e-mail email@example.com – to help stop this coupon fraudster before she coupons again.
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