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PD: Buckeye wireless store manager defrauds company of $150K

Posted: 1:23 PM, Jul 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 19:23:11Z

A manager of a wireless store is accused of making up fake accounts and defrauding his employer of about $150,000.

Buckeye police report that on June 25 they were contacted by AT&T Wireless regarding 27-year-old Michael Anthony Cole, a store manager, accused of defrauding AT&T of about $150,000.

Police say Cole would create fake business accounts, selling and attaching numerous devices to the accounts. 

Surveillance video reportedly shows that at the time these fraudulent transactions took place, there were no customers in the store. 

Upon his arrest, Cole allegedly admitted to creating sales receipts that never took place. 

Police say Cole has arrest warrants from California for similar crimes against Verizon wireless. 

Cole has been charged with fraudulent schemes.