Crime

April 8, 2014

2 arrested in scheme to return stolen items at Rock Hill Walmart

Police on Monday arrested two Rock Hill women who allegedly tried to return unpurchased items at Walmart so they could receive gift cards to the store.

Police on Monday arrested two Rock Hill women who allegedly tried to return unpurchased items at Walmart so they could receive store credit.

At about 12:50 p.m., police were sent to the Walmart on Dave Lyle Boulevard after receiving calls about a possible theft, according to a Rock Hill police report. A loss prevention manager told police that Rasheika McCullough, 18, put several items from the store’s bedroom and kitchen departments into plastic shopping bags and then took them to the customer service desk, where she presented them for a refund.

McCullough was issued and accepted a $147 gift card, the report states.

When confronted by law enforcement about the theft, police say McCullough was “distraught,” but “made no attempt to deny” the allegations. She was arrested and cited with obtaining goods under false pretenses.

About two hours later, Oceania Walker, 19, took two comforter sets from the store and requested a refund from employees, a second Rock Hill police report states. She was issued an $85 gift card.

Once police questioned her about allegations from loss prevention employees, the only thing she said was, “I got the gift card,” the report states. She, too, was arrested and cited with obtaining goods under false pretenses.

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