Police say Gwinnett teen scammed over $980,000 from Kroger

Gwinnett County Police Detectives arrested a 19-year-old man after they say he scammed over $980,000 from Kroger.

Tre Brown was arrested by White Collar Detectives after he allegedly created false returns at the Kroger where he was employed on Steve Reynold Blvd. between December and January.

Detectives say they believe Brown was able to create over 40 returns for non-existent items and put them on several credit cards. The returns ranged in price from $75 to over $87,000.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the thefts totaled over $980,000 during a two-week time period. Corporate employees from Kroger noticed the fraudulent transactions and contacted the police department.

Investigators say Brown purchased clothes, guns, shoes, and two vehicles with the money.

Prior to being arrested, police say 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.

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