PD: Home Depot employee accused of slipping tools to contractors

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 07:58:56-04

PHOENIX — An employee at The Home Depot is accused of providing unauthorized discounts to contractors and sometimes allowing them to leave the store without paying for tools.

Phoenix police report that on October 8, they arrested Tony Gutierrez at The Home Depot store near 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

Investigators say for the past three months, Gutierrez allowed a select group of contractors to refund old tools for store credit and leave the store without paying for other items.

Gutierrez is also accused of giving unauthorized discounts to the group of contractors.

Loss prevention officers report the loss at over $7,750. They believe the loss could be as high as $24,000.

Gutierrez has been charged with theft and computer tampering.