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Liberty man accused of making fake Walmart receipts

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LIBERTY, Texas -- A man has been accused of making fake Walmart receipts to steal merchandise from stores.

Liberty County sheriff's deputies said Christopher Coker, 27, used computers and a thermal imaging device to make fraudulent Walmart receipts that looked almost identical to real Walmart receipts.

Detectives said Coker went to a Walmart store in Liberty about 6:30 p.m. Monday and tried to leave with a $300 air compressor for which he had made a receipt.

Coker was detained as he left the store, but got into a struggle with deputies after he had been handcuffed, investigators said.

Coke ran through the parking lot, but deputies quickly captured him.

Investigators said they found methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana inside Coker's car in the parking lot.

Deputies estimated the total value of fraud to be about $100,000.  

Other arrests in the case are expected, detectives said.

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