Credit: Gwinnett County Police, Kroger Supermarket
Georgia Teen Accused Of Stealing Nearly $1M from Kroger
A suburban Atlanta teenager has been arrested on charges that he defrauded a Kroger supermarket, where he worked, of nearly $1 million over a two-week period.
19-year-old Tre Brown was arrested Jan. 14 by Gwinnett County police on charges of felony theft. He was released from jail on $11,200 bail on the same day. It’s unclear if Brown has a lawyer representing him.
Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn says Brown stole more than $980,000 over two weeks in December and January by fabricating more than 40 returns. The returns ranged in value from $75 to more than $87,000. Police say Brown used money placed on credit cards to buy two cars, clothes, guns and shoes.
Prior to being arrested, Brown totaled one of the vehicles. A large sum of the money was returned after Brown was arrested. Brown was charged with theft by taking.