Dollar General clerk victim of fraud

Published 10:13 am Monday, May 1, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


A gift card scam was initiated against Dollar General on Wednesday.

A clerk received a call from a person identifying himself as a member of the loss prevention team and to get activate five gift cards ranging from $20- $500. According the individual, the team was updating the system and the cards would be canceled after the update.

Shortly after the transaction, the actual loss prevention team called asking why the clerk cashed so many cards, according to police reports.

When the clerk explained what had happened, she was informed she had been tricked.

The case remains under investigation.