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Maplewood Sam's Club Employee Stole $22,000 in Fraud Scheme

The 26-year-old was a customer service agent at the store.

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.

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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.

maureen yowell December 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I don't understand why she would put her job in jeopardy when so many other people who are unemployed could have her job instead of her. Not only did she lose her freedom and end up having to pay more than she stole, she probably will be marked as unemployable at which time we the taxpayers are going to be supporting her for the rest of her life which I'm not too happy to do when all of this could have been prevented. I don't feel sorry for her at all.
Lindsay Toler December 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Wow that is a lot of money!

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