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Woman Arrested for Financial Transaction Card Fraud at Epps Bridge Walmart

Fraudulent purchases made online lead to arrest of Athens woman.

Officers in Oconee County were recently alerted when a victim in Danville, KY reported to police that her credit card was being used to make purchases online through the Walmart.com website and those purchases were to be picked up at a local Walmart store.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, Kathy Lois Watkins, 44, of Sussex Drive in Athens was arrested and charged with financial transaction card fraud when she attempted to pick up fraudulent purchases from the Epps Bridge Walmart.

Deputies on the case coordinated their efforts with loss prevention officers at Walmart and were able to take the suspect into custody as she took possession of the items.

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