Five indicted in Delaware County for thefts at Home Depot stores

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A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned a 13 count indictment against five people who committed several thefts targeting Home Depot stores.

The group includes Lindsey Clifford, 27, Antonio Estrada, 26, Donald Gorey, 47, Shelley Hagerman, 38, all of Columbus, and Leanna Luna-Jimenez, 25, of Hilliard.

“Surveillance video shows members of the group arriving at a Home Depot store together, but going inside separately,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’ Brien. “A cart would be filled with tools and taken past all points of sale.”

According to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, the Home Depot stores targeted by the group include the Powell, Columbus and Dublin locations.

“Not all members of the group participated in each instance of theft, but together the total in stolen merchandise is estimated to be at least $50,000,” O’ Brien said. “It is likely that amount will increase, as each instance saw an estimated $1,500 to $5,000 in losses for the retailer.”

The group allegedly committed more than twenty incidents of theft against Home Depot during the period of indictment.

All members of the group are charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and additional prohibited activities.

In addition, Clifford is charged with seven counts of theft and robbery. Estrada is charged with four counts of theft. Gorey is charged with 10 counts of theft. Hagerman is charged with two counts of theft. Jimenez is charged with six counts of theft and one count of robbery.

Arraignment dates for the group are not yet set, according to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.

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