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Employee Arrested for Grand Larceny at Lawrence Best Buy

The defendant allegedly fraudulently purchased gift cards for six unidentified suspects.

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.

Peg May 13, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Oluwaseun Bankole allowed her pals to rip innocent consumers off for $8K and all she got was a lousy $200? Sheesh, another entitled genius bites the dust. I hope they throw the book at her, if only to protect her from her own stupidity.
kim May 14, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I Hope they throw the book at you jus for being stupid!
Shan May 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Throw the whole library at "Peg" the ones really responsable for the "Stupidity" wasnt even mention in the article. Dont get me wrong what she did wasn't right but that's no reason to down play her Intelligence. She is a very hard worker and a Good Friend.
Ashley May 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM
You're absolutely right. She IS a hard worker. She works hard at stealing innocent people's personal information and aiding in identity theft. "The ones really responsible" - YOU'RE friend was the one who worked at Best Buy, stole customers information, falsified business records and provided the stolen information (she went our HER way to take) to others. She IS responsible.
kim May 29, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Ohhhhhh hushhh up, "ashley" you only see and hear what the media is showing you. So please just mind your own business, thanks.
balls November 21, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Actually its exactly as it appears here. Your all idiots. Want proof? I worked there.
LOLSUP November 23, 2012 at 02:57 AM
If you're going to call somebody an idiot, you should probably spell "You're" correctly. P.S. 1069 REPRESENT!
desudesu November 25, 2012 at 05:59 AM
1069 1467 WHADDUP?!!

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