Analytic reporting identified a Gilbert man who reportedly stole nearly $86,000 worth of items from Home Depot.
Chandler Police report that from February 2012 to February 2018, Antoine Elkik, 57, made nearly $86,000 by stealing goods from Home Depot stores in Maricopa County.
Police say Elkik would legitimately purchase products, put them in his car, then immediately go back to the store with his receipt and select the same products and exit the store.
If he were questioned, he would show the sales associate the receipt from the prior purchase. He would later, reportedly, return the stolen products to the store for a refund.
Police say he purchased 402 items since 2012, returning all of them for refunds.
Home Depot Organized Crime Investigators said, "Antoine was identified through analytical reporting in which he was showing a high amount of refunds."
He was arrested on March 27 and has been charged with 30 counts of retail theft.
- Man robs Home Depot of $86,000 in products since 2012
- Man allegedly robs Home Depot of $86,000 in products since 2012
- Home Depot helps with hurricane preparation
- Consumers spent big at Home Depot
- What is cloud computing? (2012)
- Woman charged with leaving children in vehicle at Home Depot
- Home Depot's sluggish sales may be warning sign for housing
- Home Depot's former CEO on trade tensions and the economy
- Tax cut will drive innovation, ex-Home Depot CEO says
- Home Depot posts strong sales despite real estate trends