Cherokee Co. Man Arrested In $600K Walmart Fraud Scheme - WSPA.com

Cherokee Co. Man Arrested In $600K Walmart Fraud Scheme

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

A South Carolina man faces federal fraud and conspiracy charges after authorities say he masterminded a three-year scheme that faked store refund transactions totaling more than $600,000 from Walmart stores in the Carolinas and Georgia. 

The Charlotte Observer reports that 49-year-old Robert Michael Milton of Blacksburg, S.C., was arrested earlier this month. His Charlotte attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday. 

A Department of Homeland Security investigator in Charlotte says Milton's operation included $115,000 in fraudulently returned computer software, $95,000 in DVDs, and $46,000 in cheap fishing rods that were exchanged for costly ones. 

The break in the case came when Milton's storage unit in the Cleveland County town of Grover was left open and a worker looked inside.

 

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