Cops: Winn-Dixie Worker Stole $23K With Coupons

Employee accused of using bogus codes over 5 months
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2014 5:52 PM CDT
Cops: Winn-Dixie Worker Stole $23K With Coupons
Winn-Dixie has rebranded all 51 of its stores in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.   (Photo: Business Wire)

It's not quite as impressive as stealing nearly 2 million quarters, but another alleged inside job is making headlines off the police blotter. A Winn-Dixie employee in Florida is accused of ringing up $23,000 in phony coupon transactions and keeping the money, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The supermarket caught on after noticing a plunge in profits along with an inexplicable spike in coupon use. Police say Ibilola Badmus, 30, confessed to the months-long scheme involving fake coupon codes and faces charges of grand theft, reports (More Winn-Dixie stories.)

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