Skip to comments.Florida woman returned 42,000 Amazon items in $100k scheme, deputies say
Posted on 10/28/2020 6:58:58 PM PDT by simpson96
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) Deputies arrested a Florida woman accused of a fraudulent return scheme involving dozens of Amazon accounts and thousands of returned items, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.
From March 2015 until August 2020, investigators said Hoai Tibma, 32, operated a scheme in which she reused prepaid shipping labels generated for canceled orders, and then applied them on other returns.
The tactic, the sheriffs office says, would make it appear that she had paid for her own shipping costs on the returns when she actually did not.
Tibma completed 42,000 individual returns on the 31 different accounts, the sheriffs office said. Those returns resulted in more than $100,000 reimbursed to Tibmas name.
This woman took advantage of a loophole she discovered in the return process, said Sheriff Chad Chronister. Through investigative means, our Economic Crimes detectives were able to quickly locate and apprehend the suspect. She was arrested without incident.
Tibma reportedly admitted to the crimes and was charged with one count of grand theft.
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So she made less than $3 an item?
Volume Volume Volume!
Hoai Tibma? That name is as American as Betsy Ross. /sarc
It was a "raise" after her last employer most likely. d;^}
1) Steal underpants.
What is #2? Not getting it.
So she bought the items, returned them, and cheated to get free return shipping.
How do you make money doing that?
Even if you have 30 accounts...?
Just a hint. If you try it with computers, don’t store them at Kramer’s apartment.
She could have done far better just making an honest living at a real job.
Quite frankly, she could've gotten a job at Amazon and made 2-3 times as much with the same effort.
Uh oh. My wife may be in trouble given the number of items she returns to QVC.
For the amount of effort these people put into their crimes and schemes if they actually worked they would be so much better off. I simply cannot understand this.
“So she made less than $3 an item?”
yep, so i imagine her hourly rate must have been peanuts ... she could have earned WAY more per hour in almost any legitimate job ...
“For the amount of effort these people put into their crimes and schemes if they actually worked they would be so much better off. I simply cannot understand this.”
Many people have no issue with effort but cannot stand the typical power games and politics that come with a “job” these days.
It’s why some people will choose to collect cans/scrap for a few dollars an hour rather than deal with a boss
When did she eat, sleep, pee or wash?
Plans. Schemes. She keeps talking about getting back together with her old friends - “the gang,” as she likes to call them, you know. Yeah, they’re hatching something, you can count on that.
You are correct. Some bosses are always throwing temper tantrums. I have seen people get physically ill because of the abuse from their bosses. So yes, some people would rather have a few dollars instead of a mansion if it means they are healthy.
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