According to an incident report, the woman entered Kroger, 3435 Wrightsboro Road, around 3 p.m. Sunday and asked a cashier for two store gift cards for $500 each.
The cashier activated the cards and handed them to the woman before receiving payment, police said. The woman then explained she had left her checkbook in her vehicle and handed two gift cards back before exiting the store. Authorities said the woman had replaced the activated cards with two empty cards.
The activated cards were later used at a location in Aiken.