A Home Depot employee in Florida has pleaded guilty to credit card fraud.
Kimyada Latoya Knight, 41, Jacksonville, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and payment of restitution to Home Depot.
According to court documents, Knight worked in a specialized area of Home Depot business operations that primarily handled business and customer credit card accounts.
Authorities say her area of responsibility included resolving charge disputes and requests for refunds from customers with credit card accounts and other accounts at Home Depot.
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An initial review by Home Depot, with follow-up investigation by the United States Secret Service, determined that Knight had initiated a large number of fraudulent customer and business refunds between approximately January and August 2019 involving credit card accounts and other accounts at the store.
After processing the fraudulent transactions, Knight then transferred the payments to accounts that she controlled and subsequently used the proceeds.