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Best Buy employee steals $10,000 from store

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

If you've made a purchase from Best Buy in the last few weeks that item was probably returned to the store without even leaving your home.

Best Buy employee Michael Johnson, 24, is accused of returning paid items not to the store, but to his credit card, racking up over $10,000 in a little over two weeks. Police say he made seven transactions.

We went into the Columbus electronics store for a comment today and were referred to corporate offices, who gave us this statement:

"Best Buy is working with the local authorities during this investigation."

What seemed to be a clever scheme for this employee went south after police say his account was monitored and flagged. Johnson was arrested at the store late Tuesday night. He has been charged with felony counts of Theft by Taking and has since bonded out of the Muscogee County Jail.

Best Buy corporate officials say they are still looking into this case and trying to determine the total amount of money allegedly taken by Johnson.

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