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Police: Guy Made $1.3M Worth of Fake Walmart Returns

Newser — Evann Gastaldo

It was a lucrative scheme, until it wasn't: Authorities say a 23-year-old made $1.3 million worth of fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmart stores over a period of 18 months.

Thomas Frudaker was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to return a computer in Yuma, Arizona; employees reported him after discovering parts had apparently been removed from the machine, CNN reports.

Police found he had allegedly attempted the same thing at another store the very same day, ABC News reports. He faces six felony charges including two counts each of theft, fraudulent schemes, and criminal damage.

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