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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Former Cashier Sentenced for Defrauding Walmart

Contact Person: Jamie Schoen (864) 282-2100

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kianna Kateri Spurgeon, age 25, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced today in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina, for Access Device Fraud, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029.  United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson, sentenced Spurgeon to three years’ probation, community service, and repayment of restitution.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that when Spurgeon worked as a cashier, she loaded $10,900.00 of Walmart’s money onto cards possessed by a co-defendant.  Spurgeon performed the transactions without receiving any payment for the money credited on the cards.

The case was investigated by agents of the FBI.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.       


Financial Fraud
Updated March 16, 2017