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Fayetteville police seek suspect in Walmart thefts

Posted August 5, 2010

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— Fayetteville police released a surveillance image Thursday in hopes someone can identify a person suspected of stealing cash from area Walmart stores.

According to police, the person in the photo makes a purchase, then manages to confuse the cashier in a series of currency exchanges. The suspect took more than $1,300 from Walmarts in Fayetteville and Spring Lake, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856.

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  • outback1967 Aug 6, 2010

    "And when she is caught, there will be some lame excuse as to why she is a common thief....broken family, no education, no job holding out for a CEO position, etc"

    Good one....my ribs hurt from laughing..

  • BuglessDuster Aug 5, 2010

    Someone tried to scam me like that once. They hand you a large bill and ask you to break it. Before you have handed them all the money they give give you another bill and ask you to break it too. Basically they try to confuse you so that you will give them too much money back.

  • opinion2010 Aug 5, 2010

    It would be interesting to know if Walmart did anything to the employees that got taken though.... Some employers are really harsh when it comes to cases like this and hold the employee financially responsible too. Anyone know?

  • wildcat Aug 5, 2010

    Stop making any excuses for this person. She knew what she was doing was wrong. When caught, I hope she sees some good prison time. She should also have to repay WAL-MART.

  • danunger Aug 5, 2010

    And when she is caught, there will be some lame excuse as to why she is a common thief....broken family, no education, no job holding out for a CEO position, etc, etc. Solution: Maricopa County, AZ.

  • nascarguy Aug 5, 2010

    It's not a lack of training...at least it wasn't when my friend got taken. They're pretty smooth. Timing is everything. I won't print what happened so as not to further the scam.

  • wildcat Aug 5, 2010

    It requires an individual to count the money back. Yes I know it is hard to do. But it beats getting short changed.
    major806

    Good comment. Many young clerks do not know how to count back money and where to put the money when they receive it. Also they need to cut the excessive talking and do their work. Why was they not taught properly?

  • wildcat Aug 5, 2010

    When clerk run into this type of problem, they should immediately called for assistant from their supervisors. The customers can wait while the supervisor, etc. is called. Meanwhile, I do believe someone knows who this is. Its a good picture, unless the person is wearing a wig. But you can see the face pretty good.

  • Seeminglyopposed Aug 5, 2010

    It happens quite often, most stores are just to embarrased to get it out in the open including more Wal-Marts to get these criminals off the streets. The criminals stand back and observe the most vunerable of cashiers and see the ones, that are not they feel don't know their jobs or can't count, but the most gullable, then they pounce. Trust and believe they just don't come up and get anyone, they have sat and watched for a while they feel they can confuse the quickest, and they also love the most talkative of cashiers.

  • Sherlock Aug 5, 2010

    Lets see I had you money for my purchase, you put the money on the registrater, then make change by counting it back, not looking at what the registrater said is due. that = to teh bill that should still be on top of the cash draw not in it. This is the old fashion way of dealing with money. It requires an individual to count the money back. Yes I know it is hard to do. But it beats getting short changed.

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