A Little Rock man and woman were arrested by Conway police for allegedly scamming different Walmart locations out of money.
According to a Conway Police Department incident report, police made contact with the two, Dequan Lamar Robinson, 18, and Angela Shanaye Pitts, 25, at 1155 Skyline Drive, Walmart, after they had just used the scam to steal $249.64 from the store.
Walmart employees told police the two used an employee Visa card with $.36 on it to confuse cashiers by telling them that the card was $.36 short of $250, and then giving the cashier the card and $.36 to make the amount an even $250 and asking the cashier for the cash.
A Walmart employee advised the scam had been used twice at the store and at other stores in different jurisdictions.
Officers who stopped the two in the store’s parking lot found marijuana and a gun, according to the report.
In an interview with the two subjects, officers were told that a mutual friend had shown Pitts how to get the money from Walmart without having money on the card.
Pitts told police she didn’t care where the money came from, and stated it was “easy money and she needed the money to buy diapers and weed.”
Robinson told police Pitts was explaining the scam to him, but he was unsuccessful twice.
Robinson offered that he successfully scammed Sherwood’s Walmart about a week and a half ago.
Officers asked the Walmart employee to contact other stores to ask them to file reports with their local police agencies.
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