In mid-July, a 46-year-old Broward County man stopped by the Toys “R” Us in North Naples.
He emptied the large box of a cheap toy and stuffed it with two sets of $330 LEGOS, investigators said.
The next day, those sets showed up on his eBay account.
Michael Ignatius Pollara, of Tamarac, Fla. — near Fort Lauderdale — now faces 13 charges in what detectives call a “systematic, ongoing” scheme to resell toys and other merchandise from retail stores.
With a taste for toys, a penchant for travel and a supportive mother, Pollara stands accused of roaming the globe to shoplift thousands of items that were sold for millions over the past 10 years, investigators say.