GWINNETT, Georgia — He must have taken the whole “go big or go home” thing a bit too literally.
A Georgia teen has been charged with scamming nearly $1 million over a two-week period from a Kroger supermarket where he worked.
The Gwinnett County Police Department says 19-year-old Tre Brown ran the scam by creating more than 40 fake returns which he then funneled back to his credit cards. The bogus returns ranged from $75 to $87,000, cops said.
In total, Brown allegedly managed to steal over $980,000 in just two weeks. The scam came to a close when employees at Kroger’s corporate offices noticed the suspicious transactions and called police.
Investigators say that Brown used the money to buy clothes, guns, shoes, and two cars. Prior to being arrested, Brown totaled one of the vehicles.
Cops say Brown, who has been charged with theft, has given back a large sum of the money.