An employee of the Lawrence Best Buy was arrested and charged with grand larceny after allegedly using customer credit card information to fraudulently purchase gift cards totaling more than $8,000.
According to Nassau County detectives, the defendant, Oluwaseun Bankole, 25, of Valley Stream, had been employed as a sales associate for Best Buy, located at 345 Rockaway Turnpike. Between March 17 and March 24, Bankole allegedly authorized six fraudulent transactions to unidentified suspects who have not been arrested.
After obtaining customer identification information from the suspects, Bankole utilized customer credit card information to process the purchase of more than $8,000 worth of Best Buy gift cards for the suspects, police said.
In return for her participation, Bankole received a $200 Visa gift card, police said.
According to police, after a subsequent investigation by the store Asset Protection Manager and investigating detectives, Bankole was located and placed under arrest without incident.
Bankole is charged with grand larceny in the third degree and falsifying a business record in the first degree. She will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.