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Walmart Worker Sentenced for Coupon Fraud

Walmart Worker Sentenced for Coupon Fraud

Over-extreme couponers aren’t the only ones getting in trouble for coupon-related crimes. A Walmart employee now faces up to a year in jail for using coupons to scam her own store out of a quarter million dollars. 39-year-old Eileen Zimmerman of Graceton, Pennsylvania was sentenced on Friday to six to twelve months behind bars, followed by six years of probation.[Read More…]

June 30, 2013 Coupons In The News
Walmart Couponers Busted for Illegal Overage

Walmart Couponers Busted for Illegal Overage

Walmart is not always known as the easiest place to coupon, but it sure made for easy money for a pair of Pennsylvania women. They’ve now been sentenced on charges that they racked up thousands of dollars in overage, by misusing coupons at several Walmart stores. Be warned – misusing coupons is not only frowned upon, it could also land[Read More…]

June 20, 2013 Coupons In The News
Probation, No Jail Time for Third Coupon Counterfeiter

Probation, No Jail Time for Third Coupon Counterfeiter

The last of three convicted coupon counterfeiters may have breathed a sigh of relief after seeing the sentence that one of her former cohorts received. A week later, she’s now received the same – probation and no jail time. 54-year-old Marilyn Johnson was sentenced in a Phoenix courtroom today. Like Amiko Fountain, who was sentenced last week (read: “Coupon Counterfeiter[Read More…]

May 16, 2013 Coupons In The News
Coupon Counterfeiter Gets Probation, No Jail Time

Coupon Counterfeiter Gets Probation, No Jail Time

Her former boss got two years in prison for her role in running a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon ring in Phoenix. So it was presumed that, as a mere employee, Amiko Fountain’s sentence would be somewhat less severe. And it was. 43-year-old Fountain was sentenced today to three years probation, on a single count of counterfeiting. She had already served[Read More…]

May 8, 2013 Coupons In The News
Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader is Sentenced

Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader is Sentenced

Hundreds of companies victimized. Thousands of customers scammed. Tens of millions of dollars raked in. And two years in prison. That’s fair, right? That was the sentence handed down today to 41-year-old Robin Ramirez, the ringleader of a counterfeit coupon operation that was busted in Phoenix last summer. Ramirez pleaded guilty in February to charges of counterfeiting, fraud and illegal[Read More…]

May 2, 2013 Coupons In The News
Guilty Plea in Walmart Coupons for Cash Scheme

Guilty Plea in Walmart Coupons for Cash Scheme

If you’ve ever been frustrated that a Walmart cashier wouldn’t take your coupons for whatever reason, consider the case of Eileen Zimmerman of Homer City, Pennsylvania. Authorities say she managed to get Walmart to accept more than a quarter million dollars worth of coupons. Only problem is, she worked at Walmart. And she was in charge of submitting the store’s[Read More…]

April 10, 2013 Coupons In The News
Death Threat Complicates Counterfeit Coupon Case

Death Threat Complicates Counterfeit Coupon Case

If you’re facing criminal charges for using tens of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit coupons, perhaps it’s not a great idea to threaten to kill the person who turned you in. That’s what authorities in Pennsylvania allege that 29-year-old Samir Muhana did. The Philadelphia man was arrested in February and charged with using counterfeit coupons to buy mass quantities[Read More…]

April 3, 2013 Coupons In The News
Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Counterfeit Coupon Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Tens of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit coupons are out of circulation, and now, so is the woman charged with running the whole operation. 41-year-old Robin Ramirez, who was set to stand trial for operating a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon ring in Phoenix, has changed her pleas to guilty, on charges of counterfeiting, fraud and illegal control of an[Read More…]

March 12, 2013 Coupons In The News
Three Cases of Counterfeit Baby Formula Coupons

Three Cases of Counterfeit Baby Formula Coupons

Not every counterfeit coupon case makes national headlines, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of them. For every big counterfeiting conviction and every multi-million dollar operation thwarted, there are untold numbers of lesser cases – and they all add up. Just this past week, three coupon counterfeiting cases came to light, all of them involving baby formula. First, police[Read More…]

February 24, 2013 Coupons In The News
“Coupon Guy” Sentenced for Counterfeiting Printable Coupons

“Coupon Guy” Sentenced for Counterfeiting Printable Coupons

Creating and sharing your very own counterfeit coupons is easy! As long as you don’t mind getting in trouble with the law for doing it. Convicted coupon counterfeiter Lucas Henderson was sentenced today in Manhattan Federal Court to time served, three years of supervised release and $900,000 in restitution. The restitution is to be paid to the Coupon Information Corporation,[Read More…]

February 13, 2013 Coupons In The News
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