Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Yorktown resident and former Yorktown highway superintendent, Eric DiBartolo and Cortlandt Manor resident Tyrone Bass were sentenced for stealing nearly $15,000 worth of merchandise from The Home Depot in 2020.
On Dec. 16, 2021, DiBartolo, 60, pled guilty to Petit Larceny, and Bass, 59, pled guilty to Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, both misdemeanors. Each defendant was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge, 50 hours of community service, and are barred from entering all Home Depot locations.
DiBartolo also paid full restitution for the items stolen from the Mohegan Lake Home Depot store.
“Eric DiBartolo hatched this organized and ongoing scheme to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise,” DA Rocah said. “He and his accomplice will now be held accountable in a manner consistent with other perpetrators of similar theft operations.”
On over 20 occasions between Aug. 2020 and Dec. 2020, DiBartolo acted with Bass, a cashier at the store, to steal $14,469 worth of building supplies, tools and other merchandise from The Home Depot in Mohegan Lake. During each visit, DiBartolo brought his merchandise to Bass, who only scanned a portion of the items and placed the remaining, unpaid merchandise into shopping bags. On each occasion, DiBartolo exited the store only paying for a few of the many items he left with.
Following an investigation, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety arrested Bass on Dec. 16, 2020 and DiBartolo on Jan. 6, 2021.
The case was before Judge Maritza Fugaro-Norton in Cortlandt Town Court, and was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Livia Rodriguez.