Boca Raton Nordstrom Rack Employee Arrested For Fraud
Ny`Ericka Parhm Accused Of Processing Fraudulent Refunds To Her Own Credit Card
UPDATE – As of 5/23/22, the state has dropped charges against Ny’Ericka Pahrm.
Assistant State Attorney Elizabeth Neto has opted to not file formal charges, “No File”, against Pahrm. Neto says “Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution.”
Originally reported on by Boca Post
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Pompano Beach woman was arrested for fraud after she allegedly refunded transactions to her own credit card while working at the Nordstrom Rack in Boca Raton.
Ny’Ericka Pahrm, 20, of Pompano Beach is in jail this morning after being fired and arrested by Boca Raton Police Department when her employer, Nordstrom Rack, interviewed her for theft and is now pressing charges against her for fraud.
This is after the Boca Raton retailer says she fraudulently refunded live transactions to her own credit card.
The following is from an arrest report submitted by Boca Raton Police Department:
On 05/18/2022 at approximately 1615 hours, I responded to 1400 W Glades Rd (Nordstrom Rack), in reference to an employee making fraudulent returns to her credit card. Upon my arrival, I met with Nordstrom Rack Loss Prevention Officer Volodymyr Vershelis who advised the following which is a summary and not verbatim:
Vershelis stated that he is currently employed by Nordstrom Rack and works in the loss prevention department. Vershelis advised that on multiple occasions, Nordstrom Rack employee Ny`Ericka Parhm was captured on camera pulling up receipts on the computer and processing an item off that receipt for a return, refunding the amount to her own debit card.
Vershelis stated that there were 16 fraudulent returns from 05/04/2022 to 05/17/2022, with a total loss of $2,391.31. Vershelis stated that they brought Parhm
into the loss prevention office and interviewed her about the incidents, and she admitted to making the fraudulent returns and refunding the money to her debit card.
I then met with Parhm in the loss prevention office. I immediately read her Miranda
warnings from a pre-printed card which she acknowledged she understood. Parhm
admitted that she knowingly and intentionally selected a receipt from the computer,
then selected an item, and initiated a refund for said item, refunding the money to
her personal debit card (Regions debit card ending in 8706). Parhm advised she was
going through a difficult time financially and needed the money to buy food.
Based on the above investigation, I found that probable cause exists to arrest Ny`Ericka Parhm for Organized Scheme to Defraud Under $20,000 per FSS 817.034(4)(A)3, after she systematically and in an ongoing manner defrauded the business.
Parhm was placed under arrest for the above charges. I placed Parhm in handcuffs which were double-locked after checking for tightness. I transported Parhm to BRPD for processing and she was later taken to PBCJ.
Ny’Ericka Pahrm was booked into the PBSO jail at 7:59 PM on Wednesday evening. Pahrm is currently being held in the PBSO jail with her bond set at $4,500.