FRANKLIN, OH (FOX19) - "They were going to be for my mom's Christmas and my son's Christmas and my step-son," Olden said.
"I'm not sure if maybe more cards is done like that but I hope not," Olden said.
For now, Olden is trying to track down her money and is working with Walmart to figure things out.
Until then, she is offering suggestions for shoppers who are purchasing gift cards at any business:
"Check the cards and make sure there's no stickers on them, make sure they don't look funny."
A Walmart spokesperson said they are looking into this and expect to have more information Wednesday.
Olden said she is reporting what happened to local police.
According to the FOX19 NOW Simply Money team, your best defense is to use gift cards as quickly as possible.