Two men from Tennessee have pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges in a scam against Wal-Mart that covered six states.
One man -- and an accomplice who is expected to plead guilty next week -- stole gift cards from the discount retailer. Authorities said they racked up about $35,000 in purchases before they were caught.
Federal authorities said they targeted dozens of Wal-Marts in Alabama, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia.
Authorities said the stores always were near interstate highways for easy getaways.
They were finally arrested after an employee at a store in the town of Salem, Illinois, phoned police.
They are from Nashville, Tennessee.