A teenager in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was arrested recently for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million from the grocery store where he was employed.
“Tre Brown, 19, was taken into custody Jan. 14 after scamming the Kroger on Steve Reynolds Boulevard out of more than $980,000 over a two-week period,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported Friday.
Police said the teenager made over 40 returns for non-existent items last month and in January.
“Those returns, which ranged in price from $75 to more than $87,000, were then placed on several credit cards,” the outlet continued.
Authorities also said Brown used the money to purchase two cars, clothes, guns, and shoes. Before his arrest, the teenager reportedly totaled a Chevrolet Camaro he bought, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn.
The Gwinnett County Police shared a photo of Brown in a Facebook post on Thursday:
GCPD has arrested 19 year old Tre Brown after he scammed over $980,000 from the Kroger where he worked. He used the…
The investigation began when corporate employees at Kroger saw the fraudulent transactions and notified police.