A man is facing charges after conning retailers out of thousands of dollars of merchandise by using a special code on pre-paid credit cards.
Phoenix police say they arrested 27-year-old Adam Miller on charges of fraudulent schemes and theft. Miller is accused of using a special code to activate a "forced sale option" on a pre-paid credit card, with little or no money on it, to buy items.
He allegedly attempted to buy almost 80-thousand-dollars in products. Authorities say the "forced sale option" is meant for a customer who is making a large purchase, and the merchant has to call the bank and receive a code for the sale to be valid.
Miller allegedly provided the codes himself to the merchant as he pretended to call the banks.