Amazon Employee Sentenced After Stealing Nearly $10 Million
Written by 1.02010 on July 7, 2023
A former Amazon manager in Georgia has been sentenced for stealing over $9.4 million from the online retail giant, according to federal authorities.
Kayricka Wortham, 33, was among seven people charged in a scheme that netted millions of dollars between 2020 and 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Wortham worked as an operations manager at Amazon’s warehouse in Smyrna.
The DOJ claims Wortham and another employee, Brittany Hudson, lived lavishly during the scheme. Additionally, they allegedly treated themselves to high-end jewelry, WSB-TV reported in December.
The pair were reportedly “in a relationship” and also purchased a million-dollar home in Smyrna, a 2019 Lamborghini Urus, a 2021 Dodge Durango, a 2022 Tesla Model X, and a 2018 Porsche Panamera with the stolen funds.
Wortham and Demetrius Hines, 36, both former Amazon employees, allegedly obtained the money after submitting fraudulent invoices for vendors that did not exist, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in December.
The two pled guilty to their involvement in the scheme last year, according to WSB-TV.