Andre White, 35, gained $850,000 in a fraud scheme involving Walmarts in Charlotte, NC and the USA. Recently, Andre pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering. Andre defrauded more than 300 Walmart stores.
From 2013 to 2019, Andre organized and executed a counterfeit bank check and wire fraud scheme against 300 Walmart stores in 24 states, including stores located in Charlotte and various other parts of North Carolina.
To perpetuate the fraud Andre made counterfeit checks, which appeared as legitimate bank checks. He then cashed the checks at various Walmart stores.
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Andre obtained more than $850,000 in pre-paid debit cards, gift cards, Walmart shopping cards, and other merchandise. The defendant further laundered the illegal proceeds by purchasing pre-paid debit cards from other retail stores.
In 2021 Andre was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $923,915 in restitution.