Macy’s Worker Tricked Alarm Company Into Helping Him Steal $69K Worth Of Perfume

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A man hired to keep thieves from stealing from a New York Macy’s was allegedly doing the pilfering himself, making off with more than $69,000 worth of perfume. 

Police officials in Long Island arrested the loss prevention officer on Monday, charging him with grand larceny, PIX-11 reports (warning: link contains video that autoplays).

According to county police officers, the 24-year-old employee, who had worked at the store for two years, used an elaborate scheme to get his hands on the designer perfumes, moisturizers, and lotions.

The man would allegedly call the fire alarm company to disable the alarm so he could get boxes of the perfume to his car.

In all, the police say the man pulled the stunt five times over a three-day period last month, taking about 1,000 bottles of fragrance, moisturizer, and lotion.

The employee was eventually caught through a combination of surveillance videos and help from other Macy’s workers.

“Historically, fragrances like this can get up to $0.50 on the dollar on the black market. So if it’s $69,000 just think half of that would be some kind of profit for him,” a police detective tells PIX-11, noting that none of the perfume has been found yet.

A spokesperson for Macy’s said in a statement that the company is “vigilant in protecting its assets and prosecuting those who participate in illegal activities. As this is a police matter, we cannot provide any further details or comment at this time.”

Macy’s worker accused of stealing $69,000 worth of perfume [PIX-11]

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