19-year-old employee made 40 phony returns during 2 weeks he worked at store
Police in Gwinnett County said 19-year-old Tre Brown scammed more than $980,000 from the Duluth, Georgia grocery store where he worked in December and January.
Brown created more than 40 returns for non-existent items and put them on credit cards, police said. The returns ranged in price from $75 to more than $87,000.
He used the money to buy two vehicles, clothes, shoes and guns, according to police.
The scam was so brazen that it caught the attention of corporate Kroger employees. They contacted the police department after noticing the fraudulent transactions.
Brown is facing a charge of theft by taking.
Police said Brown totaled one of the vehicles he bought with the money before he was arrested, but “a large sum of the money” was returned after his arrest.