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Local woman discovers her Walmart account hacked after charge for a jumbo TV she didn’t buy

The woman’s Walmart account, which she said she hadn’t used in more than one year, is linked to her bank account, according to a police report filed May 13.

An official with the woman’s bank notified her on Sunday of the $636.86 charge.

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The woman, 60, called Walmart’s Loss Prevention Department and a staff member notified her the suspect had already picked up the television from the West Chester Twp. Walmart on Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

A second purchase was attempted on Sunday — this time for $562.32 — but that did not go through as the woman’s account had been frozen by that time.


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