AUSTELL, Ga. — Several people have been arrested after thousands of dollars were allegedly stolen from the Austell Farmers Market over an extended period of time.
According to Cobb County criminal warrant, Israa Mohamadeh Ayyad is charged with computer theft and theft by deception greater than $1,500.
The warrant claims she used her login at a register to make 146 fraudulent credit card refunds and conspiring with eight others. The warrant said the money, which totaled more than $23,000, was applied to 16 different credit cards between Nov. 11, 2018 and April 1, 2019.
The credit cards belonged to her and the eight other suspects, the warrants say.
Separate criminal warrants said Jamile Lopez, Nesreen Ayyad, Noemi Ramirez, Lytzy Herrea, and Alberto Perez-Atrian conspired with a cashier at the farmers market to apply the funds to personal debit and credit cards on different dates.
Lopez, Nesreen Ayyad and Perez-Atrian face a theft by deception less than $1,500 charge. Ramirez and Herrea are charged with theft by deception greater than $1,500.