Cash Register Scheme
KSAL Staff - June 21, 2016 2:03 pm
Captain Mike Sweeney
Area law enforcement is warning clerks about a common scheme that has been attempted at two area Wal-Mart stores.
Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that last week, three black females convinced the clerk at Salina’s Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th, to activate $1,500 worth of gift cards with a register command – while using a debit card that was not valid.
Captain Sweeney added that scheme was also tried, but failed at the Wal-Mart in McPherson.
Police say the group is familiar with the inner workings of Wal-Mart registers and believe they are traveling around to other store locations with the same intentions.