MUST READ – Walmart lost $25K in Coupon Scam

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“Police say 18 employees at the Walmart in Hanford were involved with printing out fraudulent coupons off the internet and then cashing them in to the store. Just three of the suspects alone may have cost the store $25 thousand in just a couple months. “

“Police say the three were printing out phony coupons from the internet — one that claims you can get $50-dollars off a $50-dollar American Express gift card. The suspects would also print out fake coupons for more than what an item was worth. “

Lt. George Hernandez said, “So if they presented an $8 dollar coupon for a $1.69 item they would get the item plus $6 dollars and something in change.”

In total, Escarcega and her family members stole $96 hundred in merchandise and the rest in cash and gift cards using the phony coupons.

Hanford police say the operation was sophisticated, involving cashiers who would ring up the coupons and customer service managers who would approve the transactions.

The operation was so tech-savvy — the barcodes would even scan appropriately at the cash register.

It wasn’t until Walmart officials received thousands of coupons back from the product manufacturers — that they realized the coupons were fakes. And the suspects weren’t just keeping the items for themselves.”

Source:  HERE

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  • Diane

    This is crappy!!! Because of these idiots, Walmart is now going to be even tougher on their coupon policy which makes it harder on us couponers who are actually honest. I hope they throw the book (or in this case a loaded coupon binder) at them!!!

  • Paula G

    Great another reason for me to be treated like a criminal st the register!! I get so heated when I see stories like this!! How can people like this sleep at night??

  • Brandi

    I know, I’m sick of this crap! It’s the honest people like us who get treated like criminals when all we are doing is trying to save money to make life a little better for our families and people like this ruin it for EVERYBODY! It’s like you just can’t make an honest buck out here these days. I hope they do time!!!

  • Pearl

    I am not one of those extreme couponers, but I do like to save a few bucks, but this is so immoral. People who this are the most greediest of all. I hope they get what they deserve.

  • Hollz

    It doesn’t matter, our WM doesn’t like couponers and they even threaten me, because I price mated and used coupons. Calling me a theif.

  • Katherine Eaton

    yes my husband works at walmart he says there is a LOT of coupon frault there I hate to use my coupons there they have really cracked down on them

  • Miranda B

    How do people justify those actions to themselves? Its very sad that people would steal at all, but if it had to happen I’m glad it happened to Walmart. They are awful about coupons. I used to do all my shopping at walmart until I started couponing. Now I won’t even go into a walmart after I was treated like a criminal a few too many times for using legitimate coupons.

  • Shannon

    It is because of peolpe like this i always get dirty looks from the cashier when i use my coupons. I am not trying to steal anything from an company like walmart i am jsut trying to save some money. I am broke college student how else to except me to live?

  • Jenii

    This is absolutely disgusting! Just reading this makes me sick, literally. I have no other words that can properly express my opinion. Well, I do, but… 😉

  • Kaye Hanley

    I too hate to hear this happening but agree if it did happen am glad it was at Walmart. I have really been watching my register receipt at Walmart over the last few years because they will cheat you & ring up your items at a higher price than indicated on shelf price. So couldnt happen at a better place.

  • Rose Stevenson

    Too many authentic freebies and good deals out there. NO NEED to be dishonest! It will always come back to haunt you. Walmart already gives couponers a hard time! #SHAMEONTHEM!!!!! They should be prosecuted!