Former Figi’s employee charged with multiple counts of misappropriation
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A former Figi’s Inc. employee has been charged with 10 felony counts of misappropriating identification information. The charges stem from multiple August 2016 transactions for which Marshfield officers were called to the Figi’s location at 3200 S. Central Ave., Marshfield, on the report of alleged employee theft of customer credit card information.
A Figi’s staff member said that the company’s credit card department had flagged multiple orders that were shipped to an address other than the paying customers’ billing addresses. All orders were being shipped to the same Marshfield location.
According to the criminal complaint, the address was then identified as the residence of 20-year-old Savannah S. Zimmermann, who had been employed at Figi’s for just three weeks.
The report states that Zimmermann denied using the credit card information when questioned by Figi’s staff but was fired as a result of the allegations.
The company then grew concerned as Zimmermann had access to the credit card information of more than 400 customers.
Court records state that Zimmermann was then questioned by Marshfield police, and she denied use of the customers’ information without consent.
While in Zimmermann’s apartment, officers noticed the names of several victims on boxes nearby. Upon further questioning, officers say that Zimmermann admitted to placing multiple orders without the credit card owners’ permission and also produced a binder with the customer information that she had taken home.
When contacted by Marshfield police, the victims confirmed the fraudulent transactions.
Zimmermann is being charged with 10 counts of misappropriating identification information to obtain money, a class H felony that could result in up to a $10,000 fine and/or six years imprisonment for each count.