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Huge Scam Hits CVS

KSAL Staff - July 25, 2014 11:36 am

CVS Pharmacy contacted Salina Police Department on July 24th to report a felony theft that scammed the company out of $20,880.

A store employee at the S. Ohio location was contacted by phone around 7:30 pm by a male suspect portraying himself as an employee of CVS.

The suspect told the employee on the phone to clear the shelves of the Green Dot cash cards and Vanilla Visa cash cards.

He then explained that there were issues with their computer systems and the $20,880 put on cards at the Salina store the day before were going to have to be reissued onto cards again.

All the cash cards have a covered control number on the back to activate them. The suspect asked for those covers to be scratched off and have the employee relay the numbers to him.

The Criminal Investigation Division is working on the case to track any movement on these cards.

The store manager said CVS is working to try and shut down the cards before they are used.

None of the cards purchased at the store on July 23rd were affected in the scam.