FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An East Meadow man was arrested after authorities say he stole plumbing from his workplace in Freeport then sold it for profit on eBay.

Detectives say David Bevilacqua, 36, of 576 Marion Drive, East Meadow was employed as a shipping clerk at Green Art Plumbing when the owners of the company began to notice plumbing items missing from the warehouse.

After an internal investigation, the owners found that Bevilacqua was responsible and terminated his employment in February 2015.

After the termination, owners began to notice additional plumbing supplies missing and contacted police for further investigation.

Detectives say Bevilacqua would post several plumbing items on eBay and would ship the stolen merchandise to various unknowing buyers across the country.

Bevilacqua would then receive payment for the items through a PayPal account, officials say. The company’s loss is in excess of $50,000.

Bevilacqua is being charged with grand larceny 2nd degree.


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