NEWARK, NJ – Dominick James Izzo, 49, of Piscataway and Port Orange, Florida was charged with one count of transportation of stolen goods for using eBay to sell more than $200,000 worth of Barnes and Noble merchandise he shoplifted with a “booster bag" announced U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
Izzo appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court and was released on a $250,000 unsecured bond.
According to the criminal complaint, Izzo allegedly stole merchandise from Barnes & Noble stores in New Jersey, Florida and elsewhere using a “booster bag” to evade anti-theft alarms. He then listed the stolen merchandise on eBay using nominee seller accounts such as “Threefolks”, “Gothrifty123”, and “Coyne412”, “Stand-upcomics386”, and “Overstockgallery” to conceal his identity.
Once Izzo received funds via domestic wire transfer from the purchasers, he shipped the stolen merchandise from New Jersey and Florida to the purchasers in several different states.
The transportation of stolen goods charge is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited postal inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates, and special agents of IRS–Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen, with the investigation.