JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Johnson City Police Department charged a former Lowe’s employee with embezzlement on Wednesday.

According to the release, Mark Horton, of Telford, had placed merchandise at the exit door and left with the items without paying. The incidents were reported to have started as early as May 10 with the total loss of merchandise being 20 items worth $1,132.50.

Horton is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $5,000 bond. He is set to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on Aug. 11.