Software tester robbed Microsoft for $10 million

25 year old man robbed Microsoft company for $10 million. He has worked for the company since 2016 as a tester with an annual salary of $116,000, but this was not enough for him.

Microsoft testers create test accounts and make online purchases from them. For this, they are given special work addresses and credit cards for free purchases of physical goods, but everything is arranged so that they are not delivered.

The Microsoft company declares that the program is designed only for purchases of physical goods, but that man went further and bought gift cards through his account. He credited their cost to his account and received a discount on purchases at the online or offline Microsoft store.

These discounts he sold to other users for half their real value. For seven months of such frauds, he acquired Tesla for $162,000 and a lakefront villa for $1,600,000. During this time about $2,800,000 passed through his account, but the damage to the company was estimated at all $10,000,000.

The company, of course, fired him, and now the case is being considered in court. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.