Target cashier accused of giving away $29,000 in gift cards

ATLANTA — A Target cashier in Atlanta is under investigation for gift card fraud.

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Police say the cashier loaded more than two dozen gift cards with nearly $1,000 each, but never accepted payment for them.

Officers believe two suspects convinced the woman to do it, telling her they would be able to override the gift card transaction so Target would never know.

"It all happened in one day. It took about 10 or 15 minutes. It's quick. They swipe a card, and don't accept payment. Swipe the next card, and don't accept payment. Over and over again,” Investigator Tim Pierson said.