Suspect Arrested After Months-Long Investigation Into Stolen Hard Drives Scheme

An El Monte, California, man was arrested after a months-long investigation into an alleged refund scheme involving hard drives targeting multiple retail stores throughout Central and Southern California, Simi Valley police announced Tuesday.

Peter Nhan, 42, of El Monte, was arrested after an investigation determined he had been purchasing hard drives from various stores, then carefully removed them from the packaging and replace them with older, less valuable drives. He would then return them for a refund, investigators said. Nhan was seen on surveillance visiting as many as 16 different stores in a day, police said. Simi Valley police said they began looking into Nhan after… KTLA5 News

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