Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

After months of investigation, Calgary police executed eight search warrants on several locations in the city and discovered a massive trove of neatly organized stolen goods. They estimate it’s worth “upwards of $1.5 million.”

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

Calgary Police Service

“As a result of this investigation, Cody William Scott, 28, of Calgary, has been charged with several counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000,” according to police.

The cache of stolen goods includes many items in their retail packaging. Police believe they were stolen directly from stores, rather than from homes.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

Some items still had price tags. “It is possible that what they found is a window into an organized retail crime operation,” said a police release.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods
 “The goods are usually taken through planned, systematic shoplifting and then are sold to the public through classified ads, online sales, flea markets or on the black market.”

The haul was located in several storage facilities and one private home. Along with the sheer amount of stuff, it was notable for how neatly everything was kept. Police found racks and racks of clothing.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods
“It’s just insurmountable,” Inspector Nancy Farmer told the Calgary Herald when asked to describe the amount of goods seized. “The list is endless.”

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

There were entire rooms filled with stolen tires.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods
 One room had a corner filled with what looked like hundreds of Legrand dimmers and other lighting accessories.
Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods
There were lots of snowblowers, too.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

Designer handbags were carefully arranged on shelves.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods
As were jeans and winter boots in various sizes.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

There were also boxes filled with packages of men’s underwear.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

The thieves also acquired some unexpectedly large items. Several tanning beds were found by police, like this one propped up against a wall.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

Or this one off in a corner.

Neat Freak Thief Caught With $1.5 Million Worth Of Stolen Goods

Police also found water heaters and other large appliances.

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