STUART, Fla. - A three-month shopping scheme investigation by the Stuart Police Department ended with the arrest of two Home Depot employees on charges of Grand Theft.
Officers allege that Home Depot employees Bernard Jackson and Robert Gronowski recruited "shoppers" in their scheme.
Police said the suspects would arrange where they would change SKU numbers of high-priced items for substantially lower priced items. The workers would not scan higher priced items when these shoppers were checking out, according to investigators.
Police said in the three months they were investigated, Jackson and Gronowski are responsible for more than $10,000 worth of stolen items from Home Depot.
Both were arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Organized Scheme to Defraud. They are being held at the Martin County Jail on a $10,000 bond each.