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Macy’s worker helps girlfriend steal $54,000 from store and gives her store credit for returning the items

By Mason White 5:54 PM May 25, 2016
Joe Dieudonne 

By: Feng Qian
A Macy’s worker was arrested over an elaborate scheme to defraud his employer.

The man of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is accused of helping his girlfriend steal from Macy’s in a Boca Raton mall, where he worked.

55-year-old Joe Dieudonne was arrested on Saturday, after the fraud department learned of his scheme.

Police in Boca Raton, said that Dieudonne, allowed his girlfriend to take items from the store without payment. He removed the anti-theft devices before she left the store.

The woman then returned many of the items to the store for a refund.

Investigators said that the girlfriend stole about $54,000 worth of merchandise, and Dieudonne authorized about $15,000 in returns for the goods that she never paid for.