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WCSO: Man arrested for stealing $15K in merchandise from H-E-B

Williamson County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 23:47:28-04

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX — The Williamson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on August 24 accused of stealing approximately $15,000 worth of merchandise from H-E-B.

The WCSO began the investigation after getting a tip from H-E-B's Loss Prevention Department.

After investigating, officers determined Christopher Lee Hill had conducted fraudulent transactions using stolen credit and debit cards to purchase merchandise from H-E-B using the "H-E-B Go" phone app.

The app is designed to pre-load full credit and debit card information, according to officials. A customer can scan items as they get them from the shelf while shopping and then through the app and show the mobile receipt to employees at a kiosk.

Hill made a total of 102 fraudulent transactions adding up to $15,000, said officials. Twenty-five of the transactions are disputed by account holders and were charged back to H-E-B as fraudulent.

Hill was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail on charges of Credit Card abuse.