Couple Bilks Target For $10,000 With Fake Coupons And Social Engineering

Bad consumer. Bad bad bad. — BEN POPKEN

    “A couple were arraigned Thursday in Livonia on charges they made fake coupons to steal thousands of dollars from Target stores.

    Suzanne Celeskey, 49, of Livonia and Stephen Najor, 39, of Clarkston used her home computer to create bogus coupons, which didn’t scan properly at Target checkout counters, Livonia Police Lt. Gregory Winn said Thursday.

    Winn said Celeskey would make a scene, and cashiers would override their computers and give the discounts. Later, the pair returned the items without the receipts and got back money equal to the full prices.

    Since May, they obtained as much as $10,000 from Target stores in the Detroit area, according to Winn, who explained that investigators for the Minneapolis-based chain uncovered the scam with surveillance tapes and by tracking Celeskey’s credit card.

    In 16th District Court, Celeskey and Najor were charged with using a computer to commit a crime, a 7-year felony, and identity theft and larceny, both 5-year felonies.”

Couple charged with bilking Target stores of $10,000 [Detroit Free Press] (Thanks to something_amazing!)