Couple arrested at Walmart

By: By Beth Lawrence -

LAURINBURG – A Laurinburg couple has been arrested on fraud charges at Walmart.

Michael Desmond, 31, of Duncan Street, and Andrea Scott, 25, of Arch Mclean Road, were each arrested on Thursday for obtaining property by false pretense, according to police.

The two went into the store with a receipt from a previous visit and took items listed on the receipt from the shelf, according to Patrol Capt. Terry Chavis.

When the pair took the merchandise to customer service and attempted to return it for a refund, an employee called police.

Scott was arrested as she attempted to leave the store at the garden center exit, and Desmond was apprehended in the parking lot of the Murphy USA gas station, Chavis said.

Desmond and Scott each received a $5,000 secured bond.

By Beth Lawrence

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