CONCORD - A New York man was sentenced Monday for transporting stolen goods from Home Depot and Lowe's across state lines.
Jalil McIntyre, 32, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. McIntyre was also ordered to pay $204,969.02 in restitution, of which $179,606.25 is payable to Lowe's and $25,362.77 is payable to Home Depot. On July 31, 2023, McIntyre pleaded guilty to Transportation of Stolen Goods. McIntyre's co-defendant, Dushun Jackson, pleadedd guilty on Sept. 15 and is currently in federal custody. Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 28.
"Organized theft rings cause significant financial losses to the retail industry, which ultimately impacts consumers," said U.S. Attorney Jane Young. "Today's sentence sends a strong message that federal law enforcement will enforce laws protecting the retail industry from organized theft, with federal felony convictions and imprisonment as a consequence."
"Jalil McIntyre didn't think twice about stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in high-end merchandise from home improvement retailers all over New England to pad his pockets, and today, he learned there are serious consequences for such brazen criminal conduct," said Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "Organized retail theft costs businesses, retailers, and consumers--and puts the public at risk--which is why the FBI and our law enforcement partners are doing everything we can to combat it."
McIntyre and Jackson traveled to Lowe's and Home Depots across the northeastern United States, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. They stole high-value commercial items, such as circuit breakers. They were seen on surveillance footage grabbing products off shelves, placing them into large plastic bags, and walking out of the stores. In total, they stole $204,969.02 worth of products across 24 separate thefts. They also attempted to steal another $46,619.07 worth of products during 11 additional unsuccessful thefts. The stolen products were brought back to New York, where both McIntyre and Jackson lived.