Lasell University Student Scammed Over $547,000 From Employer, Police Say

BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Lasell University student allegedly stole over half-a-million dollars from her employer in a credit card scam, police said.

Burlington Police said 19-year-old Ariel Foster of Boston refunded a total of $547,187 in eight transactions at her job at Lovisa, a jewelry store in the Burlington Mall.

Items scanned at the register on three dates in February had their price increased, then refunded to a credit card in Foster's name, police said.

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According to officials, an investigation into Foster's bank records showed several high-priced transactions between Feb. 2 and Feb. 22, including the purchase of a Tesla for more than $35,000, almost $6,000 on Delta Airlines tickets, more than $20,000 to a hotel in Maui, Hawaii, and almost $5,000 in Louis Vuitton purchases.

Foster was arrested Wednesday on charges of larceny over $1,200 after police searched her home in Boston and dorm room at Lasell.

She is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Woburn District Court.

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