PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A West Palm Beach woman is accused of stealing thousands in merchandise from a Staples store in Port St. Lucie.
Police said on July 1, Strona Domonique Virgo, 27, entered the Staples Retail Store located at 1729 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. and selected four Apple I Pads, five air gift cards and a Western Digital Passport.
Virgo gave the manager account information and authorization codes from a condominium association located in Clearwater, Fla. The authorization was approved, and Virgo was able to take the merchandise from the store.
On Monday, Staples’ security notified the manager that Virgo had fraudulently used the Clearwater condominium account to buy the merchandise.
Virgo again entered the Staples store Monday and selected 96 items totaling more than $9,000.
Port St. Lucie police said this time Virgo gave the Staples manager account information to a company located in Sarasota, Fla.
A police investigation revealed that both accounts used by Virgo were active but were being accessed and used fraudulently.
Port St. Lucie police responded to the Staples and arrested Virgo on charges of grand theft and fraud.