Employee Theft at Lowe's Leads to Mother, Daughter Arrest, Milford Cops Say

More than $2,700 was taken from Lowe's, police say.

Milford police say Garbriela Deleon, 20, of Van Rensselaer Avenue in Stratford,  who worked at Lowe’s is accused of allowing her family to receive merchandise totalling $2,750 and then returning it for cash.

Police said on April 27 they received a complaint regarding an employee theft that occurred at Lowe’s, 311 Old Gane Lane. Investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Deleon, who is accused of providing her relatives with store merchandise and not charging them for the items.

On three separate occasions in December, March and April the approximate value of the loss to the store was $2,750, police said. An arrest warrant was issued for Deleon’s mother, Griselda Torres, of the same address as Deleon, who is accused of receiving the merchandise and then returning it for cash and gift cards, police said.

Deleon was charged with third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Torres was charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.


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