Center Valley Man Charged in Retail Theft Ring
Thieves allegedly defrauded Target stores using fake price labels.
Eugene Romano of Center Valley has been charged in a theft scheme that spanned 11 counties and involved creating fake labels used to rip off Target stores, according to multiple sources including WFMZ.
Romano and Damian Gasdaska of Phillipsburg allegedly put low-price labels on high-priced items, purchased the items and then sold them on eBay, netting $172,000 over the past three years. Items included Bose speakers and Dyson vacuum cleaners, as reported by NBC channel 10 in Philadelphia.
Investigators are seeking a third person involved in the theft ring.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said crimes were perpetrated throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.
The suspects used fake IDs and stolen identities as part of their scheme, according to the charges.