Pawn shop records lead police to theft suspect

Pawn shop records lead police to theft suspect

Tommie Grundy, 30, is charged with theft by unlawful taking and engaging in organized crime.

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is facing charges after police said he took items from two home improvement stores without paying for the merchandise.

Tommie Grundy, 30, is charged with theft by unlawful taking and engaging in organized crime.

According to a warrant of arrest document, Grundy, along with four others, stole merchandise from Lowes and Home Depot, then returned the merchandise and received gift cards.

Once the suspects had the gift cards, police said they would sell them to local pawn shops and second hand dealers. Police obtained the names of the five suspects from pawn shop records.

Police said the stolen merchandise was worth more than $500.

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