Various Home Depots and Lowe’s Home Improvement stores were getting hit hard by someone who was shoplifting tools and building materials over the last few months – both in Reno and Carson City.
Law Enforcement says a man driving a U-Haul vehicle around Northern Nevada and California was shoplifting valuable tools and materials, driving them to California and selling them to whoever would buy them…even to workers on construction sites.
But a sharp eyed Home Depot manager in Reno caught on to Nicholas Forsythe’s serial thievery and began alerting home improvement stores in Reno and Carson City. It was in a Carson City Home Depot that Forsythe was caught red-handed in the parking lot with store merchandise he didn’t pay for. He was immediately taken to the Carson City Jail and booked for burglary, grand larceny and possession of illegal drugs. Authorities are scanning home improvement stores throughout Nevada and Northern California to see if Forsythe had ripped them off as well.