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Milford Store Cashier Arrested for Alleged Scam w/ Fake Customer

Man and alleged accomplice face larceny charges.

Milford Police Department Credit: Patch File Photo
Milford Police Department Credit: Patch File Photo
A man who worked as a cashier at the Milford Lowes was charged Tuesday for an alleged scam at the Old Gate Lane store.

Brian Leyerzapf, 48 of Prindle Hill Road in West Haven, is accused of ringing up items for an acquaintance without actually charging him for those items.

Police said Leyerzapf and his alleged accomplice, the supposed customer, stole about $3,000 worth of merchandise from the store during July 2013.

The items included landscaping equipment, patio furniture and a portable generator, among other home improvement items, police said.

Leyerzapf was being held Tuesday morning in lieu of $10,000 bond on charges of third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Facing those same charges is 39-year-old Daniel Donahue, the alleged accomplice.

Police said they charged Donahue in December after a search warrant on his Campbell Avenue home in West Haven recovered the items stolen over the summer.

Arrest information supplied by the Milford Police Department. It does not indicate convictions. 
tlkensington January 08, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Idiots. Lowes and Home Depot have lot and lots of cameras. They will find you.
D V January 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Question is, what took them so long? It takes them until January to unravel a scam that allegedly happened in July? It makes you think a person might actually get away with such a thing...
Tmc January 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Inventory isn't done on a monthly basis. That's when they most likely noticed the discrepancies and started investigating.

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