WARSAW — A Warsaw man was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Three Court Tuesday, July 10, after stealing from Menards.
Bradley Alan Sroufe, 34, 721 W. Jefferson St., Warsaw, was sentenced in two separate cases for theft, a level 6 felony.
On Aug. 23, 2016, officers with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of theft at Menards. A Menards employee informed officers that on Jan. 28, 2016, Sroufe requested a purchase order for 45 metal panels. He paid $1,605.80 for the metal.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Feb. 5, 2016, before Sroufe received the order, he requested to return the metal and received his money back. On Feb. 6, 2016, Sroufe picked up the entire order of metal even though he had received a refund for it.
In another separate case, an employee informed officers that from April 2, 2015 to Aug. 23, 2016, Sroufe had developed a scheme of placing special orders on material for delivery from Menards and prior to delivery. Sroufe would contact the store and state that he wanted to return part or all of the special order before delivery was made. In that time period, he stole approximately $4,600 of materials from Menards.
Judge Joe Sutton sentenced Sroufe to serve 1 1/2 years on formal probation for each case. Both will be served consecutively. Per probationary rules, Sroufe is not allowed to be present on any Menards property. A restitution hearing for both cases will be held in September.