AUBURN (CBS13) — Deputies have arrested a San Francisco woman suspected of buying expensive electronics from the Auburn Best Buy store with a fraudulent gift card.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says store employees called to report the fraud on Monday.READ MORE: 'A Trend That Won't Go Away': Sacramento City Leaders Consider Permanent Plans For Street Dining
Employees say the woman first used the fraudulent electronic gift card to buy a MacBook worth over $1,700. They didn’t realize the fraud until after she bought the computer.
The woman then came back into the store a second time, employees say, and tried to buy another MacBook. That’s when deputies were called.READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Tickets Back On Sale, But COVID-19 Guidelines Will Discourage Booing Or Yelling
Deputies soon responded to the scene and contacted the suspect. She was identified as 25-year-old San Francisco resident Xiaohui Xu. Several unopened boxes of high-priced electronics were also found in her car, deputies say.
Investigators say the receipts showed that the items were bought from several Best Buy stores with fraudulent gift cards.MORE NEWS: Placer County Deputy Investigating Mail Theft Finds Out He Himself Was A Victim
Xu has been arrested and is now facing charges of identity theft, grand theft, burglary, possession of stolen property and fraudulent use of an access card.