Police recently arrested a Bergenfield NJ man accused of stealing $20K worth of soft drinks from a grocery store located in Jersey City, NJ.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect unlawfully took the soda from the ShopRite on Marin Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey. The suspect had access to the grocery store items because he worked as a delivery driver.
A ShopRite loss prevention officer scrutinized store inventory records and reportedly saw that 3,239 units of Canada Dry soda went missing between November 2016 and January 2017. ShopRite officials and Canada Dry officials then held a meeting and discussed the possible theft offense.
The suspect reportedly spoke to his employer and confessed his crime. He was subsequently placed under arrest by Jersey City detectives.
The suspect faces criminal charges for theft of movable property. If the suspect is convicted on the theft charges, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties that include prison time and heavy monetary fines. Beyond that, the suspect could be ordered to pay restitution to his former employer.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Stole $20K Worth of Soda from ShopRite, Cops Say.”