Police searching for women who allegedly stole $40,000 in gift cards from Walmart

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police need your help locating two women who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the Walmart at I-240 and Santa Fe on Saturday afternoon.

“It was reported that the cash clerk there made contact with two black females that had several transactions,” said Ashley Peters with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

A total of 78 different transactions were made, and it was all gift cards totaling $40,000.

"The suspects had proceeded to pretend to swipe a credit card, saying that they wanted to take money from that credit card and place it on to several gift cards,” Peters said.

Police said the clerk got confused during the transactions and started pushing the wrong button.

"Rather then it doing what it's normally supposed to do, saying that cash was received, he had pushed the cash tendered button,” Peters said.

However, Peters said police don’t believe the clerk had any involvement in the theft.

"It was a lot going on. There were a lot of different transactions, and it is believed that the clerk was manipulated or made to be confused as a result of the situation,” Peters said.

If you have any information about the women, you can call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or submit a tip online at www.okccrimetips.com.

The case number is #16-38881.

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