Amazon Return Scam

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Indiana couple Erin and Leah Finan took advantage of Amazon’s returns policy by not returning items before a replacement was sent out. Since they mainly ordered electronics, like tablets and digital action cameras, the initiated returns netted them quite a hefty sum when sold to a third party, Danijel Glumac, who then disposed of them for a profit through an unnamed New York entity. Continue reading for a full video explaining the situation and more information.

“US District Court Judge Tanya Pratt sentenced all three this week. Erin and Leah Finan were handed 71- and 68-month sentences, respectively, and Glumac received a 24-month sentence. The couple was initially caught last year by a joint investigation that was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Indiana State Police. In addition to time in prison, the couple will have to pay Amazon back $1,218,504 for the stolen merchandise,” reports The Verge.

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