Sporting Goods Store Manager Accused of $100K Embezzlement

A manager for a metro Oklahoma City Academy Sports store is accused of embezzling more than $100K in merchandise. Investigators allege between January 2017 and August 2018, Brandon Mace stole several items from two stores that he later sold on eBay. One of their loss prevention associates tipped Academy off after seeing suspicious sales online. GoPro cameras, Yeti coolers, and Fitbit watches, were among the stolen merchandise.

According to court documents former Academy Sports and Outdoor Manager, Mace sold it all and pocketed the cash.Investigators say they have the eBay transactions to prove it. Using his store issued laptops, investigators say Mace listed multiple items for sale, so many, he eventually caught the attention of a watchful  loss prevention manager.

The LP manager initiated an investigation after finding multiple new items for sale with the Academy price tags still intact. After the eBay accounts profile information, to include phone numbers, names, and addresses checked back to Mace, the manager was confronted on the job and terminated. Mace allegedly denied any wrong doing, however, investigators say video surveillance proves otherwise. Academy released a statement saying they were cooperating with law enforcement on the matter.   [Source: NewsOn6]

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