Walmart gift card scam ring allegedly steals $600K from Utah seniors

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A man and woman were indicted by the Utah Attorney General’s office on Thursday for participating in a gift card scam that targeted the elderly. The alleged scheme resulted in a loss of $600,000 for both parties and retail giant Walmart, according to St. George News.

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The pair – Junliang Tang, 35, and Shuyan Wang, 33 – are Chinese nationals, and they are facing three second-degree felony charges, including one count of money laundering, a pattern of unlawful activity and unlawful use of a card. An investigation conducted by multiple agencies found that nearly 1,380 Walmart gift cards purchased in Utah between Jan. 16 and 23 were connected to the fraud ring.

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