Cops: Winn-Dixie Worker Stole $23K With Coupons
Employee accused of using bogus codes over 5 months
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2014 5:52 PM CDT
Winn-Dixie has rebranded all 51 of its stores in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.   (Photo: Business Wire)

(Newser) – It's not quite as impressive as stealing nearly 2 million quarters, but another alleged inside job is making headlines off the police blotter. A Winn-Dixie employee in Florida is accused of ringing up $23,000 in phony coupon transactions and keeping the money, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The supermarket caught on after noticing a plunge in profits along with an inexplicable spike in coupon use. Police say Ibilola Badmus, 30, confessed to the months-long scheme involving fake coupon codes and faces charges of grand theft, reports

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Mar 21, 2014 1:09 PM CDT
Inventive was she? Run for political office where such innovation is admired.
Mar 20, 2014 8:08 PM CDT
The sad thing is this lady will probably go to jail for 47 years, while that asshole General yesterday got a $20k fine.
Mar 20, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
This is nothing new. When I was in the fifth grade growing up in NYC, a friend of mine used to buy about a dozen copies of the Daily News at 10 cents each, every Wednesday (coupon days). When I asked him why, he said he was working on his college fund. Come to find out he would clip all the food related coupons and his dad, a grocery store owner, would mail them in and get reimbursed. The son would then put the money in his college fund. I always felt that coupons were a big waste of time; just put the item on sale.