Lynnwood detectives arrest woman suspected of stealing $165K from Nordstrom via fradulent returns

A Nordstrom employee has been charged with first-degree theft in connection with a case in which approximately $165,000 was stolen from Nordstrom stores in Lynnwood, Seattle, Tukwila and Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to Lynnwood police, an investigation by detectives — concluded Nov. 2 — uncovered that over the course of about a month, the suspect used Nordstrom cash registers to conduct fraudulent returns, with the funds from those returns placed into active bank accounts.

“This is a large amount of money,” said Detective Troy Hammersmith. “One of the highest I have encountered at Lynnwood.”

Detectives arrested the suspect — an 18-year-old woman from Issaquah — and charged her with first-degree theft, which is a Class B felony. The suspect had previously worked for Nordstrom in 2021.

  1. At the age of 17, she is doing this? Trust me she is not working alone.
    There is much more to this story!

      1. The article claims she worked at Nordstrom’s in 2021, she’s 18 now, so she’s likely 17 y.o. when she was working and had access to cash registers. Maybe she had an insider helping her if she did the fraud recently. Maybe her insider threw her under the bus for immunity. Who knows.. you’re the administrator? It’s reasonable to assume she was 17 at the time of fraud, the article doesn’t contain much detail.

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