Suspect Arrested for Reported $3K of Fraudulent Purchases from 3 Stores

Gift Card Fraud

Officers arrested a Texas man Saturday who reportedly fraudulently purchased thousands of dollars in gift cards from several Utah County Walmarts.

Qianli Li was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of money laundering and a pattern of unlawful activity, both second-degree felonies, and unlawful use of a financial transaction card, a third-degree felony.

A police probable cause report states Walmart loss prevention associates reported Li to the police. Li was reportedly conducting fraudulent credit card purchases of gift cards and other prepaid cards at self-checkout registers at the Walmart stores in Cedar Hills, Saratoga Springs and American Fork. Li reportedly purchased approximately $3,000 in gift cards — about $1,000 at each store… Daily Herald

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