Photos: $900K Worth of Merchandise Recovered in a Well-Know Gift Card Scam

Two women were arrested in an investigation that began after someone impersonating an IRS employee threatened a man with arrest unless he bought $2,200 worth of Target gift cards. The call led to the arrests of two women, suspected of participating in a well-known scam and the recovery of about $900,000 worth of stolen merchandise, including electronics purchased with gift cards supplied by the victims.

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Police say surveillance video eventually led them to Ailing Lu, 25, of Los Angeles and Ji Hyun Lee, 25, of Gardena, in the robocall scam calls investigation.
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About $900,000 worth of merchandise purchased with gift cards obtained in a well-known scam were recovered when Fontana police served search warrants at two locations. The investigation led to the arrests of two California women for their alleged roles in the scam on Sept. 19.
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The investigation began after someone impersonating an IRS employee contacted a man and threatened arrest unless he purchased $2,200 worth of Target gift cards.
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The unsuspecting victim made the purchase, then reported the caller to Fontana police.
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The redemption of the cards was tracked to a Los Angeles-area store.
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Two suspects were identified after investigators studied security camera video, including footage from a similar case.
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During a surveillance operation, detectives stopped several vehicles and found items purchased with the gift cards.
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Electronics were among some of the items police recovered after serving search warrants in the investigation.
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A look at some of the items recovered after search warrants were served in an investigation involving a well-known gift card scam.
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Investigators say the suspects were well organized and preyed on the victims' fear of arrest.
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A gift card scam investigation led to the arrests of two California women for their alleged roles in the operation on Sept. 19. Twenty-five-year-old Ailing Lu was arrested on suspicion of theft by false pretenses and conspiracy and 25-year-old Ji Hyun Lee was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy.
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A gift card scam investigation led to the arrests of two California women for their alleged roles in the operation on Sept. 19. Twenty-five-year-old Ailing Lu was arrested on suspicion of theft by false pretenses and conspiracy and 25-year-old Ji Hyun Lee was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy.
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