(Stillwater, Okla.) — An Orlando woman has been accused of embezzling from TJ Maxx by purchasing items and then later using the sales receipt to make a fraudulent return on her credit card while she was employed at the Stillwater department store.
Samantha Ann Snow, 21, remains free on $1,000 bond pending an Aug. 3 court appearance at which she can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge that was filed last week.
Snow was arrested at TJ Maxx on June 19 at 1:47 pm., about 22 minutes after Stillwater Police Officer Stephanie Wheeler was sent to the Stillwater store on N. Main Street, according to the officer’s affidavit.
A district loss prevention manager told the officer “that Samantha had been making fraudulent returns which had totaled $1,346.90,” the affidavit alleged.
“She began making fraudulent returns on May 18, 2015, and continued until June 19, 2015,” the affidavit alleged.
The loss prevention manager “stated that he had a statement from her admitting the theft and they had video footage of her committing the acts,” the affidavit alleged. “She stated that she would use old receipts and make a fraudulent return onto her credit card,” the affidavit alleged.
When the officer interviewed Snow, “She stated that she would purchase property on her credit card; she would then return at a later date with the receipt and return the money back onto her card. She stated that she was still in possession of the property that was taken,” the affidavit alleged.
Embezzlement by an employee of more than $1,000 worth of property is a felony punishable by as much as a five-year prison term, a $5,000 fine and restitution on conviction, court records show.