POLICE: Couple used 14-year-old son to shoplift more than $100K in merchandise from Home Depot
Mary Ohara (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Bartley Gorman (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested two people officers say used their 14-year-old son to help steal more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot.
According to court documents, the thefts happened between July and September of this year. Police say 30-year-old Mary Ohara and 36-year-old Bartley Gorman targeted a Home Depot at 8220 Preston Hwy. Police say they would fill a shopping cart with merchandise, then have their son walk the cart out of the store.
Police say Bartley and Ohara would then return the merchandise at another Home Depot location in exchange for gift cards. They would then sell those gift cards at a reduced price and use the money to purchase narcotics.
According to the arrest report, their son was with them when the couple bought and used the drugs.
Police arrested Bartley and Ohara late Thursday night. They're both charged with theft by unlawful taking and engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor.