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The document said the defendants would log onto members’ rewards accounts at self-checkout kiosks to complete illicit retail transactions.
The defendants used an email address to generate fraudulent refunded gift cards worth $52,232.11 that they used in Sam’s Clubs in Cincinnati, Loveland, Washington Twp., Beavercreek and Dayton from Dec. 25, 2016, until Aug. 8, 2017, according to the bill.
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The bill of information also alleged the defendants generated about 756 fraudulently refunded gift cards while in various AutoZone stores in Hamilton and throughout the Southern District of Ohio.
No defense attorneys are listed for the Leavells in court records and no court dates have been set. Assistant U.S. attorney Dwight Keller declined to comment.
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