A woman from Florida (USA) has been arrested and charged with grand theft after returning more than 40,000 items to Amazon using a false label scheme with which defrauded more than $ 100,000 to the online shopping company, as reported by the authorities on Tuesday.
Hoai Tibma, 32, had been at least five years old holder of 31 Amazon accounts, has indicated a statement from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in West Florida.
From March 2015 to August 2020, Tibma was linked to a scam of shipping and return refund that involved these accounts.
In her fraudulent scheme, the woman reused prepaid shipping labels that had been generated for canceled orders and then I pasted them on other returns, according to the statement.
This “tactic” pretended that she had paid her own shipping fees on returns when in fact she did not, the Sheriff’s Office has detailed.
About 42,000 returns
Tibma completed 42,000 individual returns, which amounted to more than $ 100,000 in reimbursements for him, as all the accounts were linked to his name and mailing address in the coastal city of Tampa.
“This woman took advantage of a lagoon he discovered in the return process, “admitted Sheriff Chad Chronister in the statement.
“Through investigative means, our Economic Crime detectives were able to quickly locate and detain the suspect“, said the head of the county police, who indicated that the woman was arrested” without incident. “