An Inver Grove Heights man is accused of stealing nearly $5,000 worth of flooring from a Burnsville store last summer.
Timothy James Salscheider, 34, is charged with two felonies: theft and receiving stolen property. Each charge carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and a fine of between $3,000 and $10,000.
According to a Dakota County criminal complaint released this week:
On July 29, a Burnsville merchant reported to Burnsville police that a man allegedly took $1,600 worth of flooring without paying for it. Surveillance video reportedly showed the man, identified as Salscheider, driving his vehicle into the merchant’s lumber yard, loading the flooring and covering the flooring with a roll of insulation he purchased. The lumber yard gate attendant took down the vehicle’s license plate number.
Police reportedly visited Salscheider’s home in Inver Grove Heights, where a female at the home directed officers to flooring in the garage. Officers allegedly matched the flooring there with what had been stolen. However, there was more flooring in the garage than had been reported as stolen.
Later, Salscheider reportedly told officers that he had stolen all of the flooring in the garage from the store during the previous two weeks.
The store confirmed that it was missing more than 50 boxes of flooring valued at roughly $4,800.
The flooring was seized and returned to the store, says the complaint.