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Former employee accused of stealing $34K worth of electronics from job

Jordan Blackwell
Posted at 4:44 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 05:06:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee woman is facing felony charges after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from the AT&T store in Governor's Square Mall.

Jordan Breahna Blackwell, 23, was booked into jail after being accused of being involved in numerous fraudulent transactions at the AT&T store in Governor's Square Mall.

According to arrest documents, between Nov. 8, 2018, and Dec. 14, 2018, investigators say Blackwell performed fraudulent transactions at the AT&T store. 

Investigators with the Tallahassee Police Department were told by a manager that Blackwell had manually entered a customer's information into AT&T's network without having the applicant's identification.

According to the manager, employees are required to use a person's actual identification to reduce fraud. Upon checking into the transactions, the manager discovered Blackwell was making up fake identities to open the accounts.

In once instance, Blackwell created an account in her own name with a fake security number and fraudulently obtained 6 iPhones worth $1,300.

Court documents also state an audit revealed Blackwell entered fraudulent social security numbers into AT&T's system with no customer present in the business. Blackwell's fraudulent transactions outnumbered other employees' by five times, the manager told investigators.

In total, Blackwell is accused fraudulently purchasing 39 devices, which included smartphones, Apple watches, tablets and iPads.

During an interview, documents say Blackwell denied committing any criminal act or committing theft. Later, investigators discovered a time stamp on the video and determined that Blackwell was signing for the fraudulent phone purchases in the video.

Based on the evidence, investigators found probable cause to charge Blackwell with one count of an organized scheme to defraud a company of property valued at more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.

Blackwell was arrested Thursday and released from jail Friday on a $10,000 bond.