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02/10/2012 11:46 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Williams Sonoma Thief David Muscat Stole $200K From Garden City Store

Luxury retailer Williams-Sonoma has been robbed--and how the culprit pulled it off might surprise you.

David Muscat, a 22-year-old former Williams-Sonoma clerk at the company's Garden City store in Long Island allegedly stole more than 200K worth of merchandise over the course of five months by hiding the looted goods in the trash, according to NBC News. After Muscat placed the goods into the trash he would track the pile down and take it back to his car. He then sold the pieces on eBay and has supposedly racked up $200,798.95 in earnings on his PayPal account, the same NBC News article reports.

Muscat has been caught and is facing charges. But all that is quite the elaborate operation, if you ask us. And we're still trying to wrap our head around the image of beautiful Williams-Sonoma kitchenware sitting in the trash. However, this also really has us wondering now: 'What exactly did Muscat steal?' A $4,000 cookware set? Oh, wait.

Your thoughts? Let us know in comments below.

To read the full article, head over to NBC News.

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