A North Salem man is facing a felony charge after he stole several thousand dollars from his employer in Southeast, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.
Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin responded to a report of a larceny at the Home Depot store located at 80 Independent Way in Southeast on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at approximately 7:50 p.m.
The asset protection supervisor at that location reported that an employee who works at the returns desk had been taking items of merchandise that had been returned by customers and creating additional return transactions in order to acquire store credit for these items, the sheriff's office said.
It was determined that the employee had been perpetrating these acts during a four-month period from July through October of this year, for a total of $3725.16. The employee was identified as Jacob C. Mattamana, 22, of North Salem, the sheriff's office reported.
Mattamana was arrested and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a felony. He was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.
If found guilty of the felony charge, he could face up to seven years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $5,000.