Police: Allegheny Co. man stole $42K worth of items from his job, sold them on eBay

Man accused of stealing from North Hills company, selling items online

ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — A man is accused of stealing $42,000 worth of items from his job in Allegheny County and then selling them on eBay.

Police said Joe Heaney, of McKees Rocks, worked at The Neff Company in Warrendale – an industrial robotics distributor – for about three years.

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He allegedly sold these stolen items, which included expensive cameras, for several months under different eBay accounts for a personal profit of about $8,000.

According to police, Heaney did this over the course of several months “to feed his family.”

The company noticed the missing items, which included things like expensive cameras, during an internal audit and alerted police.

Investigators said Heaney was “very cooperative and told (officers) exactly what he did” after turning himself in. He was arraigned Wednesday morning at the Allegheny County Jail.

Heaney faces charges including theft and receiving stolen property. Prior to these charges, Heaney has been convicted of theft and burglary.

He is awaiting his preliminary hearing.