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Woman suspected of charging more than $30,000 to Colorado Springs employers, customers

April 13, 2017 Updated: April 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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Gabrielle Haynes 

A theft suspect whose hiding place was sniffed out by a police dog Tuesday was using email addresses with names like "nothingbutmine" and "shoppingforme66" while stealing money from her employers and their clients, according to court documents.

Gabrielle Haynes, 33, was in charge of customer accounts at local businesses when she used customers' credit card information and her employers' credit cards to buy concert tickets, cheer on the Denver Broncos, pay her utility bills and make other purchases, records show. Over a four-year period, she's suspected of racking up about $30,000 in charges, records say.

"She has continually exploited her position in companies to hijack financial identifying information and use it extensively for her personal gain," one court document said.

She was arrested during a search of a home in the Broadmoor area after a police dog found where she was hiding.

Haynes was first suspected of theft in 2014 when she was fired from EcoFoam Insulutions for allegedly taking inventory and selling it. The company had kept her on as an employee after buying her father's business, Haynes Co. Garage Doors, records say.

At Acorn Petroleum, where Haynes had worked in the "accounts receivable" department for two years, clients started complaining of fraudulent charges after sharing their credit card information to pay bills.

In August 2016, a client reported $3,909.65 in fraudulent charges to Toys-R-Us, Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods and Target. Haynes also bought a mattress, which was delivered to another Acorn Petroleum employee, records show.

Acorn Petroleum later found $29,796.75 in fraudulent charges on company credit cards between January and August of 2016. A "sampling" of those charges showed Haynes bought two Twenty One Pilots concert tickets in her husband's name, later posting photos of the event on her Facebook page with the caption, "What a great night," records said.

She also bought tickets to see Mike Posner, a Denver Broncos game and a Lukas Graham concert.

At the end of 2016, Haynes used information from a check previously cashed by her father's business in 2014 to deposit $897.52 into her own account, records said.

In January, a man reported $654.94 in charges to restaurants and stores throughout Colorado Springs the day he paid for garage door opener repairs. The company he received the services from wasn't clear in court documents.

Haynes remains in the El Paso County jail without bond. She's scheduled for first appearances on multiple identity theft and theft charges later this month.

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Contact Kaitlin Durbin: 636-0362

Twitter: @njKaitlinDurbin

Facebook: Kaitlin Durbin

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