Police: Former Amazon Employee Siphoned Off $18,000 In Gift Card Balances

Ah, nothing new under the sun, but this one is a classic.

Consumerist

(bradleyolin) (bradleyolin) When you send someone a gift card, you do so under the assumption that no one with access to the card has been draining any of the balance. That’s what we assume when having a card sent to the recipient, or when mailing it ourselves: why check to make sure the whole balance is there? Police say that a woman fulfilling Amazon gift card orders took advantage of this for a few years, draining $18,000 in Amazon gift card balances to her own cards.

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