Crime

Woman used fake gift cards to get cash from Wal-Mart, police say

Gulfport police say this woman used false documents to get a large amount of cash from the Super Wal-Mart in Gulfport and is suspected in similar incidents in neighboring cities.
Gulfport police say this woman used false documents to get a large amount of cash from the Super Wal-Mart in Gulfport and is suspected in similar incidents in neighboring cities.

Police released surveillance pictures Tuesday of a woman who allegedly used false documents to get $1,000 or more from the Wal-Mart Supercenter on U.S. 49.

The woman was last seen wearing slippers, a denim shirt and black pants, and police think she’s committed similar crimes at Wal-Marts in neighboring cities, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

Video surveillance footage shows the woman entered the store about 8:50 p.m. Friday and used a fake gift card to receive an undisclosed amount of cash, Bromen said.

She is wanted on a false pretense charge. The felony involves a loss of $1,000 or more.

Anyone who knows the woman or her whereabouts is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. Or tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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