T.J. Maxx manager arrested after stealing $130,000 worth of items from his storeBy Mason White 10:58 AM August 15, 2013
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A T.J. Maxx employee was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught stealing $130,000 worth of merchandise from the store he worked at, according to police reports in New York.
New York Police said that the man stole the items in order to sell the stuff at his own store in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn prosecutors showed off the stolen stash on Wednesday after they arrested against a T.J. Maxx sticky fingered manager accused of selling high-end products that he stole from the outlet at rock bottom prices.
A surveillance video at T.J. Maxx captured Cornell Poyser, 40, throwing bags of merchandise into his vehicle at a loading dock in Long Island. The ill-gotten goods were resold in a store that Poyser opened in Flatbush.
A large table held some of the goods that were found in the shop, called Stefani Boutique. The items included Michael Kors items, Ralph Lauren polo shirts, Juicy Couture Perfume and much more, all apparently from T.J. Maxx.
“This is one of the most daring crimes I have investigated,” prosecutor Joseph DiBenedetto said. “Very brave,” he said.
Poyser was charged on Wednesday with grand larceny and other charges. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. He owned the Brooklyn store for a year, about the same time he worked at the T.J. Maxx store in Oceanside, prosecutors said.
Old customers of his store in Brooklyn said that designer dresses that usually go for $90 were sold for as little as $10.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said that opening a small business involves a lot of time and money, but the defendant found a creative, but illegal way to avoid that.