A Garden City man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly stealing merchandise from Williams-Sonoma and selling it on eBay while employed by the store.
According to Nassau County detectives, David Muscat, 22, while employed as a stock room clerk for six years for the Williams-Sonoma located at 630 Old Country Road, stole in excess of $200,000 worth of merchandise from the store.
Muscat would steal merchandise, hide it with the trash and would then remove the items and put them in his car located in the parking lot, police said.
According to police, Muscat had also opened an eBay account to sell items and gained a cash return through his Paypal account in the amount of $200,798.95. Williams-Sonoma is claiming a loss of $453,444.66 worth of merchandise over a three-year period.
Merchandise was also recovered from the defendant's car and home, police said.
Muscat is being charged with grand larceny in the second degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.