Retail Fraud And Friends Don’t Mix On Black Friday

TROY (WWJ) – It’s the other side of the holiday shopping season as a Macy’s employee at Somerset Mall has been charged with embezzlement.

The 28-year-old Detroit man let three of his friends make single purchases, and then let more than $1100 worth of free merchandise go by.

Troy Police Sergeant Andy Breidenich said there is an uptick in fraud this time of year.

“It appears that it was pre-planned and the worker at Macy’s arranged or had in confidence allowed these other people that he was aquainted with to come in and get free merchandise,” Breidenich said.

“We do notice around the holiday season more fraud is committed and I do know anadotally there is a certain number of those being committed by those who work part-time or season help,” said Breidenich.

The friends who got the free items have all been charged with retail fraud.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen