Teen accused of stealing nearly $1M from Georgia supermarket

A Georgia Teen was arrested for stealing nearly $1M from Kroger in Gwinnett County.

Credit: Gwinnett County Police, Kroger Supermarket

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.