A former Maplewood Sam's Club employee arrested on Sept. 24 on suspicion of issuing bogus returns and gift cards as a customer service agent at Sam’s Club of Maplewood pled guilty Wednesday to a fraud scheme.
The United States Attorney's Office released yesterday that Genis Helms, 26, made refunds in the computer system when no products were returned, or issued gift cards that she used or gave to family and friends.
Helms issued and redeemed approximately $22,000 from more than 100 bogus refunds according to the attorney's office.
Maplewood Police Department detectives investigated the case.
She now faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 or both. She is also required to pay back Sam's Club for all that was taken. Sentencing is set for March 19, 2013.