Virginia Man Accused of Scamming Same Wal-Mart Twice in 1 Day | NBC4 Washington

Virginia Man Accused of Scamming Same Wal-Mart Twice in 1 Day

Suspect caught when complaining after scheme detected




    A Stafford County man scammed a Wal-Mart store twice in one day and then returned a third time to make a complaint.

    Randolph Byrd, 49, is charged with two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses.

    Sherriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy told The Free-Lance Star that the suspect received a refund at the service desk on Sunday for an aquarium tank that he hadn't bought. About four hours later, he obtained another refund for a coffeemaker that he hadn't bought.

    The refunds were put on gift card.

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    After the man left the service desk the second time, the scheme was discovered and the card was deactivated.

    Byrd was arrested after he went to the service desk a third time to complain about the card's deactivation, Kennedy said.