Friday, March 30, 2018

Joplin Police arrest man after attempted fraud at 7th Street Wal-Mart

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Incident Spotlight

Wednesday at 3:44 p.m. officers responded to West 7th Street Wal-Mart for a fraud in progress. 

An officer stopped the suspects leaving at 4th and Schifferdecker while another officer went to the store to gather information. A male had contacted employees and identified himself as being from Wal-Mart Headquarters and attempted a fraudulent transaction to steal money from the store. 

The store refused to comply with the false request and called police. It was learned the male had done the same things at other stores across Missouri. The male was arrested on charges from the same acts at a Mount Vernon store, after our officers contacted Mount Vernon Police Department. A female passenger was also arrested for a Felony Parole Violation Warrant out of Tarrant County, Texas. Cash and cards used in the fraudulent activities were located and seized.

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