Andrew Lippi purchased a Keurig coffee machine and other items at the store in Key West. He later returned to get refunds except the containers did not contain the products.
Lippi’s small-crime spree started on March 30 when he purchased the Keurig for about $160. He returned to the store the following day and gained a full refund. Employees discovered later that he had replaced the coffee machine with a basketball.
Lippi returned to the store on April 4th. He bought a coffee maker and eight light bulbs for a total of just over $100. He returned all the items the same day. Employees discovered Lippi replaced that the coffee maker with a “much older” coffee maker. He had also replaced the light bulbs with a different brand.
Lippi would also buy a bed skirt and later get a refund by replacing it with a pillow case, according to the complaint.
Security footage shows Lippi buying and returning all the items. Lippi blamed the clerk for the Keurig machine by saying, “(they) should have realized there was no coffee machine by the weight of the box.”
He also said, “It’s very complicated and I’d rather not get into it.”
He also claimed he did not know how the light bulbs were switched.
Lippi had purchased Thompson Island for $8 million last month. Thompson Island is located off the coast of Key West.