Employee Stole $156K in Gift Card Scheme

Gift Card Fraud

A Stockbridge man is accused of stealing more than $156,000 worth of electronic gift cards while employed at Home Depot, according to Cobb County police.

Andrew Jean-Baptiste, 32, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft by deception, Cobb jail records show. He was released the same day after posting $35,000 bond.

Jean-Baptiste, who worked at an office on Paces Ferry Road, is accused of sending the gift cards to his personal email accounts, his arrest warrant states.

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“Said accused did, between January and November 2018, use his position as a Home Depot employee to send E-Gift cards to email accounts that he set up himself, or were provided to him from a third party, in the amount of $156,330 US dollars,” the arrest warrant states.

Jean-Baptiste was the latest person accused of felony theft against their employer…    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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