Store surveillance video captures woman making fraudulent debits from mom’s bank card, deputies say


Grocery store surveillance video captured at multiple Food Lions led police to discover a young woman was making fraudulent debits from her mom’s bank account, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said a woman filed a report on Feb. 3 about debit card fraud after she discovered nine debits from her bank account payable to Western Union.


Deputies obtained a search warrant requesting transaction information from Western Union.

Results of the records search revealed the transactions were picked up at Western Union locations inside multiple Food Lion grocery stores across Greensboro.

The total amount of those transactions was $650.

Utilizing security footage from the stores, the person who signed for the money transfers was identified as the victim’s 22-year-old daughter, Alli Whitacre.

Whitacre was arrested on Wednesday on multiple charges, including financial card fraud, identity theft and nine counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Her bail was set at $7,500.