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Alleged criminal re-arrested for stealing to pay legal fees

Edgewater - Some learn the hard way. A 27-year-old Edgewater man who was arrested for allegedly running a stolen gift card ring, was jailed a second time after posting bail, when he attempted to sell an additional 1,000 gift cards to pay his legal fees.

Walmart gives cardholders gas discount through Christmas Eve

Walmart announced a new initiative which the company says is designed to give consumers a break. The retail giant has decided to bring back its "Great Gas Rollback" program.

Two thieves use donut gift cards to steal cash from ATMs

New York - Two Romanian men who were in the United States on journalism visas were arrested after using dozens of Dunkin' Donuts gift cards to steal almost $18,000 in cash. They were able to recode the cards using stolen bank information to act as ATM cards .

Recycle In Winter Haven, Florida and You Could Get A Free Lunch

Recyclers in Winter Haven are about to get a free lunch. Beginning in January, the city and Florida Refuse will be handing out gift cards for a local diner to five random solid waste customers who put their blue bins on the curb.

Better Cash In On Those Christmas Gift Cards Before It's Too Late

The number of bankruptcies and liquidations this year is expected to reach the highest levels since the recession in 1991. As more and more restaurants and retailers file for Chapter 11, those gift cards from Christmas may be deemed worthless.

Coroner Steals Gift Cards From Suicide Victim

The 29-year-old woman was found dead in her motel room in Augusta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. Her body, along with all of her personal effects were delivered to Deputy Coroner 43-year-old Charlena Graham. Gift cards totalling $400.00 went missing.

Scam artists turn fraudulently obtained gift cards into online cash

Internet scam: gift cards, which were originally purchased online using stolen credit cards, are later converted to “laundered” cash by reselling them on Internet auction and gift card exchange Web sites such as eBay, Craigslist and cardavenue.com.

Ontario Rules on Gift Cards

As of October 2007 gift cards will have no expiry dates in Ontario. The ruling came down Tuesday. Manitoba is also considering making the same ruling.

Tickmaster launches sale of gift cards

A pretty good idea for a gift for the live music lover you know.
 

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Assortment of gift cards. Scammers often try and lure people by promises of free gift cards.
Assortment of gift cards. Scammers often try and lure people by promises of free gift cards.
Tom Eppenberger Jr. Color-corrected and cropped by Daniel Case

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