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Florida cop charged with attempted Walmart shopping fraud, gets fired

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4/30/2021 Joseph Wilkinson

A Florida police officer logged into a Texas woman’s Walmart account and tried to spend $400 of her money on various items, police said.

Jonathan Cain, 25, is charged with scheming to defraud the unidentified woman, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Investigators said he got her username and password from someone online.

Cops said Cain logged in Feb. 11 and ordered $243.11 worth of items from a Walmart in St. Petersburg through the company’s app, according to the Times. The woman was alerted to the purchase on her account and canceled it.

a person posing for the camera: Jonathan Cain is pictured during his short stay in Pinellas County Jail. © Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Jonathan Cain is pictured during his short stay in Pinellas County Jail.

Jonathan Cain is pictured during his short stay in Pinellas County Jail. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/)

Police said Cain tried again the next day with a $161.87 order at a different Walmart in Pinellas Park, but that also failed, the Times reported.

Cain was hired by the St. Petersburg Police Department in August 2020 and fired Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Cops said his probationary status allowed them to can him without a hearing.

Pinellas Park police alerted St. Petersburg police about their investigation into Cain earlier this week.

The ex-cop turned himself in at Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday, the Times reported. He posted $5,000 bond and was released an hour later.

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