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Woman Accused Of Stealing $200K In Phone Card Scam

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - A Robertson County woman accused of stealing more than $200,000 in a phone card scheme has been arrested.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 21-year-old Alexandrea Petty of Springfield was able to activate stolen Straightalk phone cards at times when the activation system was down by acting like a Walmart supervisor.

Once the cards were activated, Petty sold them or returned them to Walmart.

The loss to Walmart is approximately $18,000 for the returned cards. Tracfone, which owns Straightalk, lost nearly $215,000 for the falsely activated minutes.

Petty was taken into custody on Monday at her parents' Springfield home and booked into the Robertson County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Jail records did not indicate whether she has an attorney, and no number was listed for her in the phone directory.

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