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Saks Fifth Avenue would like you to know that their network and systems were not compromised after six employees stole credit card numbers from 22 customers and used them to buy $400,000 worth of luxury goods from the store, thank you very much. Reps from Saks stressed to WWD that "all customers have been notified, and their accounts have been restored."
The reps also reported that those six employees spent the money over the course of 90 transactions, ranging from $1,000 to $44,000—most of which went to stockpiling designer shoes and handbags.
Last week, a police raid of "ringleader" Tamara Williams' home in Queens revealed more than one hundred boxes of shoes. So far, the six have been arrested, and Williams and her second-in-command's charges include second-and-fourth-degree grand larceny and first-and-second-degree identity theft. Sofia Coppola screenplay to come.
· Saks Says No Breach of Systems in Credit Card Scheme [WWD]
· Saks Workers Stole Customer Credit Cards to Buy Luxury Goods [Racked NY]