Shawn Chaulk, 51, who had been in custody since his arrest, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud under $5,000 and two counts of breach of probation. The probation order includes a condition that Chaulk stay out of Home Depot stores across Canada.
Sophisticated plan in refunds
Chaulk would take faucets from the Home Depot, claim he has no receipt and wants a refund. He was given nearly $400 in the form of a credit on a Home Depot gift card. He then went back to the plumbing section, selected another five of the same faucets and paid for them at a different checkout using the gift card he had been given. It was a sophisticated plan that was carefully executed.
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