A case of shoplifting at the Home Depot in Hillsborough led to the arrest of a man on fraud charges.
Hillsborough Police say officers were originally called to the home improvement store on Hampton Pointe Boulevard on a shoplifting call. Authorities were then notified of potential fraud.
Police say 31-year-old Luis Miguel Hernandez-Castillo, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, was at the store trying to purchase digital thermostats with a stolen credit card number. Hernandez-Castillo told officers he was buying lumber for his house in New Jersey, according to officials. But police say that digital thermostats from Home Depot locations in North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina were all located in his vehicle.
Police say Hernandez-Castillo have been arrested for obtaining property by false pretense from the multiple stores. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail under a $100,000 bond, according to authorities. An investigation is continuing.