- Clarksville, TN Online - https://www.clarksvilleonline.com -

Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrests Robertson County Woman for Tracfone Phone Card Scheme in Walmart

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 11:45 pm In News | No Comments

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a Robertson County woman after an investigation revealed that she was running a scheme involving Wal-Mart and Straightalk phone cards resulting in her stealing more than $200,000.

Last month, the Robertson County grand jury indicted 21-year-old Alexandrea Petty, of Springfield Tennessee, on one count of theft over $60,000.

Alexandrea Petty arrested in Springfield Tennessee for Phone Card Scam.On several occasions between June 2012 and October 2013, Petty acted like a Wal-Mart supervisor and called Tracfone to activate stolen Straightalk phone cards by verifying times the activation system was down.

Petty then sold the cards at a discounted rate to various people throughout Robertson County or returned the cards to Wal-Mart to receive a refund.

The loss to Wal-Mart is approximately $18,000 for the returned cards and Tracfone, which owns Straightalk, lost nearly $215,000 for the falsely activated minutes.

Petty was taken into custody this morning at her parent’s Springfield home and booked into the Robertson County Jail on $10,000.

Article printed from Clarksville, TN Online: https://www.clarksvilleonline.com

URL to article: https://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2013/12/02/tennessee-bureau-investigation-arrests-robertson-county-woman-tracfone-phone-card-scheme-walmart/

URLs in this post:

[1] Facebook: https://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2013/12/02/tennessee-bureau-investigation-arrests-robertson-county-woman-tracfone-phone-card-scheme-walmart/?share=facebook

[2] Twitter: https://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2013/12/02/tennessee-bureau-investigation-arrests-robertson-county-woman-tracfone-phone-card-scheme-walmart/?share=twitter

[3] Pinterest: https://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2013/12/02/tennessee-bureau-investigation-arrests-robertson-county-woman-tracfone-phone-card-scheme-walmart/?share=pinterest

© 2015 Clarksville Online