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Six Saks employees were just arrested for grand larceny and identity theft after stealing over $400,000 worth of merchandise via stolen consumer credit cards from one of the retailer's NYC locations. According to Racked NY, the ringleader, Tamara Williams, stole credit card information from 22 Saks shoppers back in May and used that to orchestrate the massive theft in June. Under her orders, five other Saks employees used the stolen credit card information to purchase luxury goods from the company the following month. Then, Williams hired a group of "fake shoppers" to deliver the goods to her Queens apartment. When police raided her home, they found over 100 boxes of shoes from Saks, among other stolen designer merchandise.
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