Police: Trexlertown Man Sells Stolen Products on eBay
Hugo Victor Ibarra, 37,of Trexlertown is accused of stealing electronics from Lutron and selling the products on eBay over the course of several years
A Trexlertown man is accused of stealing electronics worth $9,098 from Lutron in Coopersburg and selling them on eBay.
Former employee, Hugo Victor Ibarra, 37, is charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing 36 computerized dimmers known as Grafik Eyes from Lutron.
According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 13, a Lutron security manager reported an ongoing theft at Lutron. The manager was alerted to the sale of a Lutron Grafik Eye on eBay for a lower price than Lutron sells to its distributors. The manager bought the unit, and checked the serial number against company records. The serial number revealed that it was Lutron’s property and not for public purchase.
The manager was able to check that the screen name selling the Grafik Eye Vhi2 belonged to Ibarra, who was working as a Senior Engineer Technician at Lutron at the time.
When interviewed by police on March 8, Ibarra admitted to taking the electronics from Lutron and selling them on eBay. Further investigation revealed Ibarra stole 36 Grafik Eyes and sold them from April 2010 and March 2012 for a total of approximately $9,098.
The above information was supplied by the District Justice David harding's office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.