5 women arrested, suspected of prepaid gift card fraud
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Birmingham division of the U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force made five arrests after investigating a group of women suspected in a fraud scheme known as the "Cash-Cash Scam."
Walmart Stores across the country have significant losses due to the scheme, which came under investigation in Augusta, authorities said.
The scam involved people tricking cashiers into fraudulently loading prepaid gift cards, authorities said.
Task force investigators, along with Walmart Global Investigations, identified several women from the Birmingham area who were committing the fraud, according to officials.
Investigators found the group was responsible for over $250,000 in losses from Walmart stores, authorities said.
Airel Mack, Darcika Mack, Andrea McCracklin, Zipporah Davis and Denise Gamble are suspected of committing the fraud in the Birmingham metro area and across the state of Alabama, officials said.
All five women were arrested on theft charges in Jefferson and Shelby counties, authorities said.
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