Best Buy Employee Caught Stealing $13,000 In Gift Cards

Best Buy employee Olivia Bailey, 18, was accused last week of stealing $13,000 from a Best Buy store in Lawrence, NY by using fraudulently obtained credit card numbers to purchase gift cards.

The person who supplied the credit cards has not been arrested, according to Newsday.

She bought the gift cards on seven occasions from July 19 until Tuesday, when she was arrested, the police said.

A security officer at the store, at 345 Rockaway Tpke. in north Lawrence, called the Fourth Precinct and reported the thefts, resulting in the arrest.

Fourth Squad detectives are continuing their investigation.

Bailey faces arraignment Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead on a charge of third-degree grand larceny.

Consumers—watch your credit card statements for fraudulent charges like these. Reports from consumers often help to ensure that lovely people like Olivia are eventually caught.

Cops: Sales clerk stole $13,000 from Best Buy [Newsday]
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