Lancaster PA Aug 30 2011 Three family members stole more than $25,000 worth of items from Kohl’s department stores in three states, including Pennsylvania, police said.
Ismet Fetic, 52, Snezana Fetic, 49, and their daughter, Emina Fetic, 29, all of Drexel Hill, were arrested Tuesday, state police said.
An investigation was launched in April after information suggested the Fetics were stealing high-end KitchenAid mixers, Dyson vacuums and other products from Kohl’s stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, police said in criminal complaints. The thefts occurred between March 18 and June 30, investigators said.
The Fetics would select a high-priced item and place a price tag from a lower-priced item on the box, often while hiding the lower-priced item in the bottom of their shopping cart, according to police.
After paying for the item at the reduced price, they would sell it on eBay for less than Kohl’s original price, police said.
They used the eBay accounts for “miksomali11″ and “renukitchenbath” to sell the items, police said in criminal complaints.
The Fetics stole from Kohl’s stores in Lancaster, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Lebanon and York counties in Pennsylvania, state police said.
Only one store in Lancaster County was targeted, according to criminal complaints. On April 17, Snezana Fetic purchased a $649.99 Dyson vacuum for $59.99 at the Kohl’s store at Park City Center.
The Fetics are charged with dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, organized retail theft, retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal use of a communication facility, police said.
Bail was set for each at $250,000, and they were committed to Delaware County Prison to await a preliminary hearing.