Police: Best Buy employee caught stealing over $19K in electronics

Police: Best Buy employee caught stealing over $19,000 in electronics at work
Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 07:36:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is behind bars after police say he was caught on camera stealing over $19,000 in electronics during his work shifts at Best Buy.

According to court documents, Tallahassee Police responded to the Best Buy on Apalachee Parkway in regards to an employee theft in November.

When officers arrived on the scene, they began speaking with an employee who witnessed the theft. The witness told officers that he first noticed the theft while he was conducting inventory and found that several iPhones were missing.

Officers say the witness went to review surveillance footage and, while watching the footage, he saw 22-year-old Wenly Geffrard stealing electronics.

In the video, Geffrard could be seen stealing iPhones and MacBook laptops from the storage room. Documents say Geffrard would bring the electronics to the register where he would either pretend like he was ringing them up for a customer or not ring them up at all before putting them straight in the bag.

Officers say Geffrard also conducted fake transactions, where the customer would swipe their card but no transaction would go through on Geffrard's end. The customer then would exit the store without having to pay for the electronics they received.

Documents say the witness provided officers with a list of all the electronics Geffrard had stolen over the course of one month and the total amount was $19,749.87.

The witness also handed over all the surveillance footage to officers so they can continue to investigate.

After months of investigating, Geffrard was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Center on Friday. He is being charged with fraud.