A former Toys R Us employee is accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of toys and other merchandise, and reselling it on eBay.
Obaid Sheikh worked at the Toy R Us in Fairfax, Virginia. He has been charged with embezzlement, selling stolen property and conducting an unlawful financial transaction.
The store asset protection manager began an investigation into thefts at the store last October. He discovered that toys marketed as “Toys R Us exclusives” were being sold by an eBay account.
He tracked the eBay account to Sheikh, an employee who had been working at the Fair Lakes store for four years. His eBay account had generated $123,000 in revenue with sales of nearly 3,000 items, court documents say. When Sheikh was confronted, he admitted he’d taken the items out of the store through the back door and put them in his vehicle’s trunk.
Sheikh told authorities he decided to steal from the store because he felt mistreated.