A California air conditioning store owner has been charged with stealing goods worth more than $100,000 from a warehouse and selling them online, authorities said.
Police were called to a warehouse on the city’s west side in March and found stolen goods worth at least $120,000, authorities in Orange County said Monday.
The goods, which were later shipped to a California air conditioner store, were sold to an unnamed person online, Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Sean Fagan said in a news release.
The accused owner of the business is accused of selling the stolen goods online to an unknown buyer, who in turn sold the goods to another person who sold them to a person in another state, authorities added.
The alleged ringleader is a California man, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The other ringleader allegedly sold the stolen merchandise to another California person, who sold the items to another unknown buyer in a different state, officials said.
Investigators also believe the ringleader sold the merchandise to a third person, authorities have said.