It’s not a usual thing seeing a teenage-employee making
headlines for stealing a massive amount from a leading grocery store.
Yes, you read that right!
A 19 year old resident of Georgia has been arrested for the
charges of stealing over $1 million from the Kroger store, where he was
employed at Steve Reynolds Boulevard.
Yes! No wonder everyone is filled with astonishment after
hearing the news… and of course, like many, you too might be wondering how Tre
Brown managed to scam such a big company?
Well, here’s an epic story of how a teenager, Tre Brown scammed
Kroger – one of the leading retail companies of America – and stole around $980,000
million dollars from them:
According to Gwinnett Corporal, Collin Flynn, the
19-year-old employee created over 40 return requests— for inexistent products
ranging from $75 to $87,000— in just a couple of weeks.
“This employee was essentially creating fake items. Taking
those items and returning them to a credit card he had and just making up
prices for those items,” the detective explained.
Georgia teenager made the money from the returns of
non-existent products and added them to his credit cards. He then, purchased
two vehicles, clothes, guns, and shoes from those stolen capital. Before his
apprehension, the 19-year-old reportedly totaled his brand new Chevrolet Camaro
that he had bought from that stolen money, Flynn revealed.
The first time he made money from such a scam was 10 dollars
and got away with it. From there, he gradually increased the amount he was
stealing until he gained a massive return of more than $87,000 that was added
to his credit card.
The police initiated an investigation against Brown after the
company’s employees highlighted unusual transactions. All those fraudulent
transactions were made in just two weeks, when an employee responsible for
highlighting such a transaction went for vacation. Brown took that opportunity
and continued scamming Kroger for two weeks.
After his arrest, police recovered a “large sum of money”
and returned it to the retail company.
Brown was taken into police custody on the charge of one
count of felony theft. He was released from custody on the following day on
A Kroger representative praised the Gwinnett County Police
Department for their help in catching the scammer, but refused to reveal
further details about the current investigation.
Soon after the news went viral, netizens took to twitter to
express their shock and amusement, with many ridiculing Kroger for getting
scammed by a teenager: