Two men have been arrested for stealing more than $300,000 from Lowe’s stores in Kentucky and Indiana with money that wasn’t theirs.
Jeffersontown Police arrested 48 year-old William Leon Walker and 49 year-old Aubrey Lamont Walker Sr., both of Louisville, on Tuesday for the crimes.
According to arrest documents, the two men would allegedly take items from Lowe’s stores to the customer service counter, where they would purchase the items using “company accounts.” The only issue, neither of the men worked for the companies being billed.
By the time companies declined the payments, the men were already gone and Lowe’s stores would have to refund the companies for the fraudulent purchases.
All in all, the men purchased $319,127.84 between May and November.
They were finally caught on November 14, after police tracked them down using surveillance video from stores.
The two men are charged with engaging in organized crime and theft by deception.
Police say this type of theft has happened at multiple Lowe’s stores in Kentucky. They also believe the Walker’s were not acting alone.