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US teen scams local supermarket out of $1.2 million

A US teenager has been arrested after scamming the local supermarket chain where he worked out of more than $1.2 million.

Tre Brown, 19, was arrested by detectives of the Gwinnett County Police for fraudulent activity against a Kroger supermarket in the state of Georgia.

Detectives allege that Brown had created over 40 false product returns, putting the cash from the chain on several credit cards.

Tre Brown, 19, was arrested by detectives of the Gwinnett County Police for fraudulent activity against a Kroger supermarket in the state of Georgia. (Gwinnet County Police)

The returns ranged in price from $USD 75 ($96) to more than $USD 87,000 ($112,480).

In total it is believed he was able to steal more than $1.26 million in just a two-week period.

It wasn’t until employees from Kroger head office investigated the high amount of return activity that Brown’s actions had been discovered.

Investigators had learnt that Brown spent the money on clothes, guns, shoes and two vehicles, one of which he wrote off.

Authorities say Brown returned a large sum of the money after he was arrested and he has been charged with theft.

Source: 9News | World News

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