Crime

July 14, 2014

Police: Construction worker used fake receipt to return shingles at Rock Hill Home Depot

A Lancaster County man who works for a roofing company was arrested Sunday after police say he defrauded a Rock Hill Home Depot when he passed off shingles worth more than $200 as merchandise he was returning with a false receipt.

A Lancaster County man who works for a roofing company was arrested Sunday after police say he defrauded a Rock Hill Home Depot when he passed off shingles worth more than $200 as merchandise he was returning with a false receipt.

A Home Depot employee told police that Quentonious Massey, 24, walked into the store and selected nine pallets of Timberline-brand shingles, according to a Rock Hill police report. He took the shingles to the returns counter and presented a receipt to an employee. Massey was given $253 cash for the shingles.

Employees realized the receipt came from a Home Depot store in Charlotte’s Ballantyne community. An employee managed to stop Massey before he left the store and recovered the money. The employee told police they’ve seen a “pattern of this type of fraud” at Home Depot stores in the area.

Another man was waiting in the parking lot for Massey, but left in a white work van when police appeared on scene, the report states. Police said both Massey and the other suspect work for a roofing and remodeling company in Charlotte. Police arrested Massey and charged him with obtaining goods under false pretenses.

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