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Store employee arrested for not charging customer for items in Cape Coral

Posted: 10:17 AM, Jan 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 10:17:55-05
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police have arrested a Home Depot employee on charges of Grand Theft and Petit Theft after they say he failed to charge a customer for items numerous times over the course of a month and a half.

31-year-old Alejandro Suarez Ybarra was arrested early Friday and released on $41,000 bond.

According to Cape Coral Police, the crimes took place at the Home Depot on Skyline Boulevard.

An Asset Protection Specialist for the store told police that Suarez Ybarra had been altering transactions, allowing merchandise to be removed from the store without being paid for. An internal investigation revealed that between November 19 and December 28, the employee scanned merchandise but did not scan all the merchandise. There were twelve confirmed sales transactions allowing merchandise to leave the store without receiving full payment.

Alejandro had been altering transactions for the same customer in each incident.

The total confirmed amount of identified merchandise that was removed from the store without receiving payment was over $6,000.

He was charged with 4 counts of Petit Theft and 7 counts of Grand Theft.