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walmart shopping melee a fraud?

although authorities are still investigating the issue, serious doubts were cast on walmart stampede store when it was discovered that the woman has filed 16 previous claims, 9 at wal-mart stores. so rather than the good-old-fashioned 'frenzied shoppers' story, we really have a good-old-fashioned story about fraud.

i think the more interesting back story can be found the annual rush to get out the first 'feeding frenzy' story out to press.

update: thanks to an observant reader for informing me that i meant melee and not malay in the title. oops.

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12/05/2003 08:57:00 PM 0 comments


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