On Thursday, an Amazon security manager confessed to defrauding the business. He had been in charge of preventing loss, keeping an eye on security threats, and safeguarding individuals, goods, and data at Amazon facilities in Georgia, the government claims.
He and his partner, an Operations Manager at an Amazon fulfillment center in Smyrna, Georgia, entered guilty pleas to defrauding Amazon and stealing close to $10 million from the business.
The government claimed that the now-former Operations Manager, who was in charge of approving new vendors and authorizing the payment of vendor invoices, was the mastermind behind the fraud. It claimed that she gave fictitious vendor information to unaware subordinates and asked them to enter it into Amazon’s vendor database.
According to the authorities, she approved the fraudulent suppliers and filed fictitious invoices that they had delivered products and services to Amazon. The co-conspirators’ bank accounts are said to have received the funds once the invoice was approved.
“This astounding fraud was fuelled by pure greed, as evident by the high-end real estate, fancy vehicles, and pricey jewelry that the defendants quickly collected with their false gains,” US Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan stated.
- A 2022 Suzuki GSX1300 motorcycle,
- 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang,
- 2021 Ford F-150 Black
- Rolex Day-Date watch,
- Diamond bracelets & Diamond necklaces
The former security and loss-prevention manager, who appears to have earned a degree in criminal justice, will also forfeit over $600,000 in fraudulent proceeds seized from multiple bank accounts.
The owner of an Amazon delivery service contractor was also charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to the authorities, the third accused, whose case is still ongoing, planned to “present fraudulent invoices for fake merchants as part of the scheme.”