Playtime is over for a South Florida couple who authorities say stole thousands of toys.
Krishna Ramotar and Sela Mafi are facing grand theft, dealing in stolen property and organized scheme to defraud charges, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
According to the BSO, when the couple's Coconut Creek home was search, deputies found their garage stacked from floor to ceiling with stolen goods.
BSO detectives were investigating the couple for just under a year. Their scheme began at home when they made fake car codes, then they went to stores like Target and WalMart and switched out bar codes on toys, getting them at a greatly reduced price.
"They would create bar codes here at home on computers, they would go into different stores. They were working in all of Broward County and Palm Beaches," BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said. "They would hit same stores several times, they would hit all the stores they could."
The couple then resold the toys online for a large profit, Carter said.
"Right now, these suspects have hundreds of items online valued at $60,000," Carter said. "In their home they have a false wall built into their garage, and it's basically like a makeshift stock department."