Woman leaves $170,000 in cash behind at Walmart

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September 26th, 2018 at 4:57:10 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Woman leaves $170,000 in cash behind at Walmart
Originally Published: June 7, 2018 7:20 p.m.

Updated as of Friday, June 8, 2018 6:02 AM
KINGMAN – Authorities say a Valle Vista woman left behind $170,000 in cash at Walmart Tuesday.The woman took a suitcase containing the money into the store with her and placed it in the bottom of a shopping cart. When she left the store, she went to her vehicle and returned the cart to the front of the store near the bike rack. She left the suitcase behind in the bottom of the cart. Police say she told them she realized she had forgotten the case when she returned home. She made a return trip to Walmart, couldn’t find the case and called Kingman Police Department. Video surveillance from Walmart confirms she placed the case, about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage, on the bottom rack of a shopping cart. Video also shows her returning the cart and leaving the case behind.


The question of the day is it possible to make this kind of accident. Pretty much like Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life . Or is she trying to pull a scam?
September 26th, 2018 at 5:04:01 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
Woman leaves $170,000 in cash behind at Walmart
Originally Published: June 7, 2018 7:20 p.m.

Updated as of Friday, June 8, 2018 6:02 AM
KINGMAN – Authorities say a Valle Vista woman left behind $170,000 in cash at Walmart Tuesday.The woman took a suitcase containing the money into the store with her and placed it in the bottom of a shopping cart. When she left the store, she went to her vehicle and returned the cart to the front of the store near the bike rack. She left the suitcase behind in the bottom of the cart. Police say she told them she realized she had forgotten the case when she returned home. She made a return trip to Walmart, couldn’t find the case and called Kingman Police Department. Video surveillance from Walmart confirms she placed the case, about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage, on the bottom rack of a shopping cart. Video also shows her returning the cart and leaving the case behind.


The question of the day is it possible to make this kind of accident. Pretty much like Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life . Or is she trying to pull a scam?



Pull a scam????
Who's the victim
Sounds pretty stupid but a lot of stupid people in the world
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September 26th, 2018 at 5:36:14 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: terapined
Who's the victim


Usually scams like this are to involving embezzlement schemes. The woman has actually embezzled the money, then claims to have lost it in untraceable cash. In reality she lost an empty bag.

Another possibility is tax fraud. She may owe some tax on this amount, but if she can claim it as a loss with a police report, then they can't collect the tax.
September 26th, 2018 at 5:38:39 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Pacomartin
Woman leaves $170,000 in cash behind at Walmart
Originally Published: June 7, 2018 7:20 p.m.

Updated as of Friday, June 8, 2018 6:02 AM
KINGMAN – Authorities say a Valle Vista woman left behind $170,000 in cash at Walmart Tuesday.The woman took a suitcase containing the money into the store with her and placed it in the bottom of a shopping cart. When she left the store, she went to her vehicle and returned the cart to the front of the store near the bike rack. She left the suitcase behind in the bottom of the cart. Police say she told them she realized she had forgotten the case when she returned home. She made a return trip to Walmart, couldn’t find the case and called Kingman Police Department. Video surveillance from Walmart confirms she placed the case, about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage, on the bottom rack of a shopping cart. Video also shows her returning the cart and leaving the case behind.


The question of the day is it possible to make this kind of accident. Pretty much like Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life . Or is she trying to pull a scam?

Sounds fishy. Why was she carrying the cash?
-Insurance Scam?
- Scam Walmart to have compassion?
- Scam Go Fund Me givers?
- Tax write off?
- Get the Sinaloa lieutenants to stop pressuring her to make good on the payment for a missing carload of product.

Lots of possibilities. The trail starts with the source of the cash.
September 26th, 2018 at 8:22:47 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Lots of possibilities. The trail starts with the source of the cash.
The trouble is that every square inch of Walmart is on camera so they know where the bag wound up.
It would be one major Alzheimer's moment to even take the suitcase into Walmart in the first place.

Perhaps it lets someone say years later ... yeah, I found it at Walmart but was not involved in the armored car robbery.

Usually people do not act so cavalierly about a suitcase full of cash, but I believe there was movie made quite some time ago about a guy who did take a million dollars from a casino "deposit" and then left the suitcase in a taxi cab thus setting forth a trail of grief for the cab driver or the passenger who found it.

People clever enough to get a whole wad of cash are usually too clever to put it down on some walmart cart for some unknown reason as they go in to buy a quart of milk in Kingman, Oregon.
September 26th, 2018 at 8:25:15 PM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin
The question of the day is it possible to make this kind of accident. Pretty much like Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life . Or is she trying to pull a scam?


I believe her. I can't imagine what the scam might be.

This is hard to admit, but once about $4,000 dropped out of my pocket at the Planet Hollywood in my days when I bet big money on the Super Bowl and I never noticed it. A good Samaritan followed me around for about ten minutes before returning the money to me. I gave him a reward of $500, but he was very reluctant to accept it.

My point being that people are forgetful and fallible. You hear stories of people leaving their babies and toddlers strapped in baby seats in locked cars because they forgot they were there. It's easy to cast stones from afar, but sometimes people just have a lot on their minds and forget about what they can't see.
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September 26th, 2018 at 8:40:52 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Sounds fishy.

Massive understatement.
Quote: Ayecarumba
The trail starts with the source of the cash.

In theory if it was from the sale of a house, you should fill out an IRS Financial Crimes Enforcement Network form 8300 for any cash transaction of $10,000 or over. Cash transactions of amounts over $10K are not illlegal, but it is illegal not to fill out the form.

I doubt that one exists. Then comes the next obvious question, why not stash the cash somewhere safe. Why put it in a satchel and go to Walmart. What purchase could be so critical?

In Sweden where you pretty much have to get cash from an ATM in the maximum of roughly $500 per day and only in $50 bills, just to assemble $170,000 would take about a month. Since there are only seven $50 banknotes per capita in circulation in the country, that would be a sizeable number of banknotes.
September 26th, 2018 at 8:48:30 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Woman 'lost' the cash but her husband just happened to 'find' it.
Clearly a fraud on the IRS???
Each arrested. Kingman, Arizona police.
September 27th, 2018 at 6:28:58 AM permalink
ams288
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Anyone who shops at Walmart knows the Walmart parking lot is one of the last places in the world you want to spend any amount of time in.

I can understand someone wanting to hurry to get their stuff into their car and get outta there ASAP - possibly forgetting to check the bottom of the cart.

What I can't understand is why she took the money into Walmart in the first place. Seems fishy.
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September 27th, 2018 at 6:43:17 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: ams288
What I can't understand is why she took the money into Walmart in the first place. Seems fishy.
In order to file a false police report about "losing" it and have her husband just happen to find it. Cops arrested each of them.
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