A Trumbull man and a Stamford man have been arrested on warrants for conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree at the Trumbull Police Department in connection with an employee shoplifting ring at Home Depot that was exposed on April 10.
Police said that Jonathan Stunzi, 20, of Gaylord Road turned himself in at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and admitted to playing a role in the larcenies that took place from January 2015 to October 2015 at the Home Depot on Monroe Turnpike.
Stamford resident Gregory Alston, 29, also turned himself in at police headquarters, around 11 a.m. Monday, April 18.
Police said Alston played an integral role in the operation because he was the boss of the overnight crew that worked at the store and stole an estimated $300,000 worth of tools during their shifts.
He failed to report the shoplifting ring to management and lied about reviewing overnight security footage.
An audit revealed the scheme, and Home Depot’s asset protection department reported it to the Trumbull Police Department last fall.
The report said Home Depot reviewed the surveillance footage of the crew after the audit report came in and the shift manager admitted to intentionally overlooking the tapes to support the scheme.
Stunzi is scheduled to appear in court Friday, April 22, and Alston is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, April 28.
For more information about this ongoing investigation, call the Trumbull Police Department at 203-261-3665.