Macy's employee accused of defrauding customers out of more than $7,000

Purchases fraudulently made with victim's Macy's credit card accounts


AVENTURA, Fla. – An employee at the Macy's department store in Aventura Mall was arrested Monday on allegations that she defrauded several customers out of more than $7,000.

According to an arrest report, Samantha Saint-Louis, 22, allowed her boyfriend, whom she identified as Michael Green, to come into the store several times beginning March 22 and buy gift cards and clothing using people's Macy's credit card account numbers without their consent.

Police said each purchase ranged in price from $200 to $300 and were made using five customer's personal identification information.

The total of all the transactions was about $7,200, the report said.

Detectives said a Macy's loss prevention officer observed each transaction being made on the store's surveillance cameras after being notified about the fraudulent charges on the victims' accounts.

Police said Saint-Louis arrived at work Monday afternoon as normal and was detained by a store loss prevention officer.

She was then handed over to police and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Saint-Louis faces charges of petty theft, third-degree grand theft, retail theft, fraudulently using someone's identification, unlawful possession of personal identification information and organized fraud.

Saint-Louis is being held on $100,000 bond.

The man involved in the transactions is still being sought by authorities.

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