Employee accused of running gift card scheme at Washington toy store

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WASHINGTON, Pa. - Police arrested a 20-year-old woman accused of running a gift card scheme at a Washington toy store.

According to the criminal complaint, Jasmine Wilkins worked at the Toys R Us on Oak Spring Road.

The complaint said the store manager told police Wilkins would give customers gift cards with no monetary value and keep the money for herself.

The manager told investigators Wilkins stole an estimated $300.

“She should have gotten fired for what she did. That’s not right,” Toys R Us shopper Lisa Wilson said. “I would be back in that store calling the corporate office. I would be very mad.”

Authorities said Wilkins told police she didn’t steal anything, but admitted to pushing a female employee.

Wilkins is facing theft and harassment charges.

Channel 11’s Cara Sapida reported Wilkins has been arrested twice before at area Walmart stores as a shopper and is a suspect in a family fraud-type scheme at Staples.