New Jersey News
Thieves steal over $100,000 in self-checkout scheme
TRENTON, NJ -- State and federal authorities in New Jersey have broken up a multistate theft ring that for months stole merchandise almost daily from Home Depot stores by under-ringing items at self-checkout counters.
Prosecutors said Thursday the ring hit about 70 Home Depot Inc. stores, mostly in New Jersey but also in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Prosecutors say the thieves struck multiple stores per day resulting in over $100,000 in losses. They distracted employees assigned to monitor self-checkouts as they rang up small items but not expensive merchandise.
Prosecutors allege the leader was 49-year-old Julio Suarez of the New Jersey town of West New York. He was being held at the Morris County Jail on charges including leading an organized retail theft enterprise. Four others have also been charged.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new jersey, theft, new jersey news
- 3 hurt when I-5 bridge collapses into Washington river 4 min ago
- AccuWeather Forecast: Rain continues 35 min ago
- Eyewitness News Live
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Lingering flood waters create commuting headache 15 min ago
- Actress Amanda Bynes arrested in Midtown
- Officer arrested in firebombing of captain's home
- Jury deadlocked on Jodi Arias penalty
- Boy attacked by another on city bus, video
- Anthony Weiner starts stumping in mayoral bid
- abcnews: Hurricane season could be 'extremely active' 1 min ago
- GMA's 2013 Summer Concert Series kicks off Friday 2 min ago
- Photos: Flash flooding in the New York area
- Photos: I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse 4 min ago
- AccuWeather Forecast: Rain continues
35 min ago
- Lingering flood waters create commuting...
15 min ago