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Man arrested for stealing $6,200 worth of wire from Home Depot in Mansfield Twp.

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An Essex County man was arrested after he allegedly stole spools of electrical wiring from the Home Depot in Mansfield Township, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

In July of 2022, Ronald McKenzie, 24, of Irvington entered the Home Depot on at least two occasions and stole spools of electrical wiring totaling approximately $6,200, authorities said.

When confronted, McKenzie admitted that he had been paid $500 by an unidentified man to commit the thefts. Shoplifting offenses committed in furtherance of an organized retail theft enterprise exceeding $1,000 are of the second-degree, prosecutor’s office said.

McKenzie was identified through a joint investigation with other law enforcement agencies, authorities said.

McKenzie was charged on September 1 with second-degree shoplifting, and second-degree conspiracy. He is currently lodged in the Morris County Jail pending transfer to the Warren County Jail.

Jay Edwards

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