US: Money laundering duo bought $70,000 in gift cards in 3 days, police say

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December 7 2017

Employees at a Massachusetts Walmart store identified a pattern of activity that led to police arresting two people accused in an interstate gift card scheme.

Benjin Zhu, 26, of New York, and Jia Wu, 25, of Pennsylvania, were seen Wednesday buying hundreds of gift cards in the Walmart location on Hartford Avenue in Bellingham, police said. An asset protection employee recognized their activity as similar to recent scams.