Walmart shopper made $1.3 million worth of fake returns, police say

YUMA, Ariz. – A 23-year-old Walmart shopper is accused of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 of the chain’s stores across the country.

Thomas Frudaker was arrested Wednesday. Officials said he made $1.3 million worth of fraudulent returns at Walmart stores.

Suspicion arose when Frudaker attempted to return a computer at a Walmart in Yuma, Arizona, officials said. The store reported it appeared he had taken parts out of the machine before making the return.

According to CNN affiliate KSWT, the Yuma Police Department said it found Frudaker had committed similar fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmarts over 18 months.

Frudaker faces six felony charges, including two counts of theft, two counts of fraudulent schemes and two counts of criminal damage.

His bond has been set at $40,000.

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2 comments

  • Old Bob

    How does someone make fraudulent returns at WalMart. When ever I take anything back, they want to know my life story before they refund my money.

  • C

    How did the guy acquire the goods that he returned? I can understand smaller items, but larger items like a computer, and at more than 1,000 stores in a year and a half? Ambitious thief.