Target gift cards

A 17-year-old seasonal Target employee is spending the holidays in jail after she was arrested for stealing $40,000 worth of Target gift cards.

The girl, who is not named, was working a cash register at a Target store in Conyers, GA when she was approached by 2 men with an offer she couldn’t refuse.

The men instructed the girl to swipe the gift cards at the register without accepting payment for them. The teen has been in the Rockdale County jail since last Sunday.

“I’m broken. This is a serious charge. This isn’t anything that can just go away like that,” her mother told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.

The mother had a warning for parents and employees who are enticed by the lure of quick cash during the holidays.

“Watch. Just watch, because there are a lot of scams going on everywhere and to kids, it sounds good to them,” she said.

According to Channel 2 WSB-TV News, the scam at the Conyers Target store may be linked to similar gift card thefts at Targets around the Metro Atlanta area.

WSB-TV — A theft ring with the exact same procedure was taken down at a Buckhead Target earlier this month and investigators believe it could be tied to yet another bust at a Peachtree City store days later.

In those cases, Target employees were recruited through social media and right in the store parking lots.

Every time it’s the cashier who gets arrested.


  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Big Dummy..

  • JJ

    Don’t they have to log in under there username or something at cash register did she not think they’d notice 40,000 in gift card sales but zero cash or card payments. Wha…. How the f…. girl 17 or not you dumb fool you think they weren’t going to investigate and it lead straight to you? Damn her whole life this will stick with her, she can’t work with nobody money. Fast food places won’t even want to hire her.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Damn! They just reported George Michael has died.

  • klwbaby

    I just saw that. Careless Whisper is my song?

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I love the words to Careless Whisper.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    One more try is mine ?

  • Irony

    What was the offer? Not that it matters.

    R.I.P George Michael.

  • iWasteTime

    Merry Christmas Roses.

    One time for George Michael!
    PHUCK 2016

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    2016 can’t end fast enough!

  • Buttercup

    Merry Christmas, Sis. You inspired me, so the lasagna is cooling now.

    2016 won’t shat!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    “Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special.”

    My God…

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Once bitten and twice shy
    I keep my distance, but you still catch my eye
    Tell me baby, do you recognize me?
    Well it’s been a year, it doesn’t surprise me

    This is so sad.

  • Scromes1212

    I hope the system don’t try to ruin this young girls life over a stupid mistake she made at 17 smh this a victimless crime. Target lost nothing. Give her some community service and send her home.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I grew up watching music videos and recording the tapes from the tv onto my boombox! Lol. It was the best. I would tell my grandparents or my mom I was recording so they knew to be quiet until my song was finished.

    I used to watch Wham! videos and see the girls in the video. They were so pretty. There was always a blonde girl and a Black girl, which I thought was cool because not too many white artists featured Black girls in their videos. Andrew Ridgeley is the one I had a crush on. Everyone loved George. I loved George’s music, tho. “Too Funky” is probably my fave solo song of his.

    I wish I could’ve communicated to him how impactful he was to me when I was a child.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    George Michael, as I would like to remember him. He was truly one of the most innovative artists of my time. This man evolved without getting lost in trends. He had so many layers. May he RIP.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ2DVwSVIIo

  • CapricornIce

    RIP George Michael ?????????

  • MsPam

    I was hoping that she wasn’t black but….. RIP George Michael! I loved you and Boy George in Jr and High school.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    THIS was my absolute favorite George Michael song and video. “Too Funky” is a close second.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=diYAc7gB-0A

  • S T

    Omg!! What?? I didn’t know he passed. I just happened to see your comment….oh no. Googleing now…. damn.

  • Irony

    This video was everything! His artistry will live on!

  • Irony

    That’s wishful thinking. Target, this billion dollar company, will play victim over a $40,000 loss. I hope they reprimand her but like you said NOT on levels that will ruin her life.

  • Irony

    David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad, & George Michael. I know there’s more, but…

  • Carolina Blue

    Thats right fuckk it!

  • Irony

    Your avatar!?

  • missmiami305

    Wow! I was just listening to WHAM lastnight. Goodness he was so young. Very creative and an Icon for sure. RIP George Michael.

  • Carolina Blue

    Fuckk it!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Father figure is mine

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    The supermodels. The music. The cinematography. The fashion… Thierry Mugler at his best. Everything was in sync. There will never be another!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y I been listening to wham all week! I think fendi or one of y’all posted it on Sunday and I downloaded it on Sunday bc I forgot about “all she wants”. Weird that I have and he dies

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Merry Christmas Sandra and Garden…
    Kids do this credit card thing…. i know I did. Hopefully she learns and grows out of this. Its the adults that really need a beat down.

    RIP George!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Hey sis! Merry Christmas to you and the Wastes.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Making lasagna too. I’m ready to eat man!

  • Dane

    I just read about George Michael and was thinking how crazy it was that y’all were writing about him a few days ago. So sad about this…???

  • Dane

    Andrew was my fave, too. Love seeing him in ‘ Everything She Wants’. But I am very sad about George. David Bowie, then Prince, now George. *SIGH*

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Whole blog done seen me declare my love for George Michael over years. My funny story about the day he was outted. My love for Father Figure and Careless Whisper. I’m in here sad af. RIP George.

  • Irony

    I thought about immediately when my friend texted me.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    “Everything She Wants” is such a hot song. Wham!’s songs were so sexy. George really brought that element to the group and later to his solo work.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Is her daughter mentally challenged? If not, she knew what she was doing was wrong.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Noooooooo!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Anyone get any surprise “Merry Christmas” calls or texts today? Lol. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/373f4224ef22ea876e3501c211d37982c247160a9d484c4e28c0b9749d1c13f3.jpg

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I didn’t post about Wham!, but every Christmas I watch the Yule Log on tv at midnight. It’s a fire log and the station plays Christmas music for hours. I was thinking about “Last Christmas” just this am. I was cleaning so I haven’t had time to watch and listen. I DVRed it, tho. Still taken aback.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    MsPam:

    I’m over here praying for Boy George. I was a huge Culture Club fan when I was a kid. HUGE. Still have my Culture Club book(s).

  • MsPam

    Me too!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Her credit is ruined and she hasn’t reached majority. This will impact her ability to rent or buy a house, buy a car, because she won’t be able to be financed with that type of debt on her record. I don’t even know if Sallie Mae will touch her. Colleges would actually rescind scholarships or acceptance if they found out she is guilty of such a crime.

    $40,000 isn’t that much to ruin yourself for the next 10 years or better. Unless someone in her family is dying or has serious medical issues that requires long money, she never should’ve…

  • Carolina Blue

    That is my mfkn jam!!!!!!!!!

  • Carolina Blue

    Man my lil cousins got me on a whole notha

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Someone on TMZ mentioned George and Auntie Aretha “I Knew You Were Waiting.” Lord… ???

    George Michael was the U.K.’s Michael McDonald, but younger. Super soulful. Can literally do no wrong vocally. Hits coming out the wazoo. And made it seem effortless.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    “Different Corner” breaks me down every time I hear it. I know my cousin must be devastated! George Michael was the reason he grew his hair and started wearing an earring in each ear; as opposed to one earring, which was considered cool in the 80s.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    MERRY CHRISTMAS????
    My favorites ALL SHE WANTS,when he was with WHAM….and a more up to date one is FAST LOVE?
    The news of his passing has me stunned speechless?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Her credit is ruined and she hasn’t reached majority. This will impact her ability to rent or buy a house, buy a car”…
    ————

    She’s a teenager whose adult life shouldn’t be jeopardized by youthful mistakes. Juvenile records are sealed by the courts for just this reason. That’s why her name was not released to the media.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    She is 17. She participated in grand theft, which is a felony. I’m not concerned about her name or ID. Trust when I say if she hasn’t been tried as an adult, she will be. She is of the age where she knows the difference between right and wrong.

  • Irony

    This is the news I was hoping for.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    What you got in your cup? Or what are you puffing on? Lol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This girl is a dummy. Watching say yes to the dress, and this bride wants to look like a classy pornstar on her wedding.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I believe it was @Readytochokemothernature who posted it. It is weird though.

  • hotntot95

    Taking things that don’t belong to you is wrong, however it wasn’t theirs either…fuq this big corporate America capitalist society…nevermind me I’m high..

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    merry christmas everyone.

  • Carolina Blue

    All kinds of shit…no puffing

  • Blood

    Her fault Merry Christmas

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Be safe. Have fun. Drink plenty of water! ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Definitely plenty of water and cranberry juice

  • Carolina Blue

    Man im over here with my boos family and everybody is speaking laos….im just like https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63ae2e550af7fa87af69acad2070eeef8c690fa4b6fd5b3d0405f3cd16ad6322.gif

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMAO her face ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    In Louisiana 17 is considered an adult. They’d put her under the jail ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    In Louisiana 17 is considered an adult. They’d put her under the jail ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    In Louisiana 17 is considered an adult. They’d put her under the jail ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Her face is my face…

  • Carolina Blue

    Her face is my face…

  • Carolina Blue

    Her face is my face…

  • Soda

    If the card isn’t paid for with cash then it won’t affect the balancing of the cashier’s drawer. A person could use a stolen credit card and add the maximum allowed to a gift card and it won’t throw off the cashier’s drawer but the transaction will leave a paper trail that can be traced later.
    I once had a customer who wanted to put $200 on a gift card. She tried to pay using a credit card but didn’t have proper I.D. Even though the transaction was voided, the card remained active with a $200 balance. Something similar may have been done in this story’s case.

  • Scromes1212

    If they didn’t use the cards then she will be fine cause that means Target didn’t take a loss, but I don’t know the full story.

  • Allihave2say

    TTHHEEEEEE Best!!!!!!!

  • hotntot95

    …I just watched this video and I noticed a couple looks that had to inspire Beyonce in her videos…very interesting…

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Lol @ “inspire.” She flat out copied his work. She takes very artistic, highly creative people’s work and literally copies it. And she is that stupid that she believes no one will catch on.

  • Dane

    Agreed. He also sang back up on one of my most favorite songs ever, ‘Heaven Help Me’ from Deon Estus who was also their guitarist. Ahhhh the 80’s…

  • darealwifey

    Yeah, but the truth is that she is still young. There is a reason those men targeted a teenager. I’m sure she knew it was wrong, but I doubt she understood how far-reaching the consequences are, and for how long this will follow her.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Deon Estus was the bomb!!! I haven’t heard his name in many years. He is kinda like Trey Lorenz. Immensely talented but never really took off as he should have. In Trey’s case, Tommy Mottola put a stop to Trey’s solo career because of Trey working so closely with Mariah Carey.

  • Dane

    Hmm. I didn’t know that about Trey. And yeah, I hadn’t thought about Deon in a while but this sad news is bringing up all kinds of memories, musical and personal. I’m kinda feeling all my 47 years right now *SIGH*

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    47 is still ripe. Don’t sleep.

    Yep, Trey gave me that tea from his own mouth. That man is the shit!!! Let me tell you. Fine af, talented, smart… The only way it could’ve been any better to be around him is for him to sing “Someone To Hold” to me. He could just sing the tail end of the song and I would’ve gone to glory. Lol

  • Dane

    Mine is ‘Tease Me’ – Gary Taylor. His voice is like silk that just slides over your soul. But I bet I played ‘Careless Whisper’ and ‘Heaven Help Me’ 50-11 times in 1989 when thinking of a certain ex.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I never heard Gary Taylor “Tease Me.” I was a kiddo diddo in ’89.

  • the guest

    It’s evil when adults use children and young people to execute crime. Taking advantage of vulnerable young people from poor, working class, hand to mouth, broken homes is vile. Young people desperate for money are easy prey for criminals. This teen knew what she was doing but she didn’t really know what she was doing.

  • hotntot95

    I just caught on…I guess I’m slow?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I bet her Facebook page doesn’t read like a naive teenager. Regardless, she is an accomplished thief. She had many opportunities to do the right thing but chose to steal $40 thousand dollars from her employer. Experience says, those gift cards aren’t the only things she has stolen.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    This was a mutual agreement among thieves. Target doesn’t sell $40,000.00 gift cards. That means she willingly participated in this scheme many times. Trust me, this won’t be her last crime.

  • ImNotThatGrl

    I actually feel sorry for the girl, well any teen who makes a “now moment” decision the will affect the rest of your life. I know here mama has to be all over the place emotionally

  • ImNotThatGrl

    Right

  • Lisa daniels

    She wont be able to get a job. She going to club Fed

  • Lisa daniels

    She may be charged as an adult. She committed a felony.

  • Lisa daniels

    When she get out, she will probably end up as a stripper. Ijs

  • Scromes1212

    That’s pretty harsh. Happy holidays by the way.

  • Scromes1212

    She 17 lol she going home.

  • Lisa daniels

    You have said worst and don’t act like that that ain’t the case for her. 1st rule, don’t steal. 2nd rule, don’t steal from your job because who os going to hire a theft because some of these jobs will hire a rapist or a killer first before a thief.

  • Lisa daniels

    You have said worst and don’t act like that that ain’t the case for her. 1st rule, don’t steal. 2nd rule, don’t steal from your job because who os going to hire a theft because some of these jobs will hire a rapist or a killer first before a thief.

  • Lisa daniels

    You have said worst and don’t act like that that ain’t the case for her. 1st rule, don’t steal. 2nd rule, don’t steal from your job because who os going to hire a theft because some of these jobs will hire a rapist or a killer first before a thief.

  • Lisa daniels

    No, this is GA and in GA at 17 you can be tried as an adult. She better hope they offer first offenders.

  • Lisa daniels

    No, this is GA and in GA at 17 you can be tried as an adult. She better hope they offer first offenders.

  • Lisa daniels

    No, this is GA and in GA at 17 you can be tried as an adult. She better hope they offer first offenders.

  • Scromes1212

    She is 17. Even if they try her as an adult it can still come off her record after 18. Even in GA. She just needs a good attorney. It doesn’t say if they used the cards, just that she charged 40000 to the cards. She going to tell who it was. She could very well get a year or two probation. Jobs hire anybody lol she just won’t be on a register for awhile.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Sounds like entrapment to me…

  • Lisa daniels

    Not true, nobody likes a thief especially one who stole at their last job. You can kill, rape and probably be a terrorist and still get a job but a thief is a no go for most employers.

  • Scromes1212

    Lol you tripping. They only care about that if you on a register. Martha Stewart stole 300 million. Nobody cares. She still moving. Most of my friends theives and murderers lol they all find jobs. This won’t even be on her record, trust me.

  • Op2

    Not true. People who are uniformed and foolishly think that way will have to find out the hard way. -it will not be hard to track the card numbers and cancel those cards. It will also be easy to just allow the thieves to swipe or order online to see who buys or orders the items or track those trying to use a flagged card that has been canceled. -the joke is on them or those stupid enough to buy the stolen card from them. Everyone will go down eventually via electronics. lol

    It is a good thing that they arrested the minor first. -to spill the beans. Then, nail the rest of them who are probably adults and incarcerate them for a long time.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Martha is also a celebrity. I know someone who was a bank teller and can now never work in a bank again, because she’s not “bondable” due to her theft record. I know someone else who worked minimal hours a week at The Outlet Stores after graduating HS and now works almost Full Time as a Bank Teller, simply because she has experience working the cash register at the Outlet Stores, something this girl could have done from working at Target. I know she was wrong for what she did, but I do feel sympathy for the girl in this story.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Martha is also a celebrity. I know someone who was a bank teller and can now never work in a bank again, because she’s not “bondable” due to her theft record. I know someone else who worked minimal hours a week at The Outlet Stores after graduating HS and now works almost Full Time as a Bank Teller, simply because she has experience working the cash register at the Outlet Stores, something this girl could have done from working at Target. I know she was wrong for what she did, but I do feel sympathy for the girl in this story.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Martha is also a celebrity. I know someone who was a bank teller and can now never work in a bank again, because she’s not “bondable” due to her theft record. I know someone else who worked minimal hours a week at The Outlet Stores after graduating HS and now works almost Full Time as a Bank Teller, simply because she has experience working the cash register at the Outlet Stores, something this girl could have done from working at Target. I know she was wrong for what she did, but I do feel sympathy for the girl in this story.

  • Lisa daniels

    Martha Stewart is Martha Stewart. This girl is nobody and will probably always be a nobody becausr of this. If all of your friends are thieves and murders what are you?

  • Lisa daniels

    Martha Stewart is Martha Stewart. This girl is nobody and will probably always be a nobody becausr of this. If all of your friends are thieves and murders what are you?

  • Lisa daniels

    Martha Stewart is Martha Stewart. This girl is nobody and will probably always be a nobody becausr of this. If all of your friends are thieves and murders what are you?

  • Traci404

    Dummies.
    The employee ALWAYS go to jail…trying to do a hook up.

    And is your child really this stupid …MOMMY
    $40,000 ….

  • Scromes1212

    My life is different so I don’t expect people to get it. But I was just saying, if a 17 girl commits a victimless crime and no one loses anything, then we should right her off? If you committed a crime in your past but you managed to get it expunged then should I still judge you based on that crime lisa?

  • Scromes1212

    We’re any of them 17?

  • Scromes1212

    I’m confused lol I was saying the same thing your saying. You just articulated it much better. Thank you

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Did you wonder if they were speaking about you? ???

  • darealwifey

    Exactly. That’s a hard thing for most people to understand.

  • Tea??

    Mama can act like she wasn’t in on the scam if she wants too ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol…no her mom doesnt speak much english so they have to speak laos

  • Lisa daniels

    Depends. Yes, i have committed victimless crimes. I have never stole but no one wants a thief around don’t care if they reformed or not. A thief will always be a thief. A rapist will always be a rapist but I get what you are saying its just not that clear cut.

  • Luvthy Tea

    17 she should have been reading pre-hire documents. She knew stealing was wrong and to the tune of $40k yeah right…she knew better!!!!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Hopefully, she will become an entrepreneur and own her own. F* corporate Amerikkka

  • Dane

    Welp, you might just be grown enough now to hear it, if you’re ever interested. ? Gary Taylor, in general, is awesome and is actually my #1 fave singer. I think he definitely fits the bill for an Unsung.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I would need to familiarize myself with his discography.

    This is one of my jams. I actually discovered it a few years ago as a result of a mixtape I used to listen to daily.

    Hope you like. I’m not super familiar with Ronnie Foster, but I need to better familiarize myself with him.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XEzBxMy4frg

  • Dane

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggkxBlURtYg&sns=sms

    I’m awful at copying links but see if that works. It’s ‘Tease Me’

    Ronnie Foster is a new one for me. That’s real mellow. I’ll have to check out more. Thanks!

  • ItsMeIvory

    young, dumb and full of….smh..

  • Michelle

    Sad……

  • Jussjess25

    Martha stewart is a white women/person. They can steal whatever they want and get off ..

  • the guest

    This kid was taken advantage of. Manipulated. Isn’t that a defense? Can’t she be acquitted?

  • the guest

    Love that song.

  • Queen B

    I wonder how much they offered her ?

  • 6uessimh8tn

    Exactly

  • 6uessimh8tn

    Smfh the mother was down with it??

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    She better tell them the offer was to live.

  • Michelle

    I’d say my life was threatened, fuk that. Teens brains aren’t fully developed though so yea…