Long Island man arrested in Bloomingdale's fraud scheme

April 2, 2014 4:42:22 AM PDT
A Long Island man is in facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing from the Bloomingdale's he was working at in Garden City.

Police say 27-year-old Yorell Moses, of Freeport, cheated the department store out of $117,000 through a scheme involving gift cards, credit cards and returned merchandise.

Moses was employed as a sales associate between November 2013 and March 2014, according to detectives, and he allegedly completed transactions for unidentified accomplices that included purchases of merchandise and gift cards with stolen credit card information.

Police say Moses would receive Bloomingdale's gift cards of various denominations from the individuals, as well as purchase gift cards for himself at the time of the transactions.

Moses allegedly continued to defraud the company by purchasing merchandise with the gift cards from various Bloomingdale's locations, and then returned the merchandise for credit to his Bloomingdale store credit card.

He was arrested Tuesday while at work.