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Employee Admits to Stealing $578K from Wegmans


A woman employed at Wegmans for almost 27 years has admitted to stealing more than a half-million dollars from the grocer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that between 2014 and this past February, Torres utilized the Enterprise System, which is used to fill customers’ prescriptions, to fraudulently process approximately 350 credit card refund requests in customers’ names with fictitious amounts. The fraudulent refund amounts were based on what Torres observed customers receiving in previous transactions. She then tricked the pharmacist on duty to sign off on and authorize the fraudulent refund requests. Once refund requests were approved, Torres paid the refund amounts to herself by swiping her bank debit card in Wegmans’ point of sale system.

Between 2014 and February 2023, Torres received $568,021.69 in fraudulent refunds. In addition, between 2020 and February 2023, Torres fraudulently used Wegmans gift cards to steal $10,922.17 from Wegmans.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Larimer.


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