By Kevin Ozebek
Broward County, FL (WSVN/CNN) - A mother and son are arrested in Florida, accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of toys.
Authorities say the pair have been selling stolen merchandise online for at least a decade.
Broward County detectives unpacked what you could call unconventional evidence. Inside the boxes were toys, kitchen utensils, and even Christmas ornaments.
Investigators say Michael Pollara stole all of the items.
"He made it a goal of his to steal from all 50 states within one year," said Sgt. Rich Rossman with the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say he reached his goal. Investigators say they've been tracking Pollara for the past few months, and in that short time, he stole from more than 100 Toys 'R Us' across many states. Detectuives say he would bring the merchandise to his tamarack home and then sell it online.
"He was proud of it. This is his job. I go to work at the sheriff's office. He goes to work and steals," said Sgt. Rossman.
Detectives say the money he earned from selling the stolen goods funded his world travels. His passport has many stamps.
"He was due to leave this Tuesday. He was going to Australia," said Sgt. Rossman.
But that trip is now canceled.
After weeks of tracking him, deputies arrested both him and his mother. Investigators say she helped him steal at stores in south Florida.
Both have already briefly appeared in court and then were taken back to their jail cells.
Deputies also say they have a surveillance video that shows them working with a third person. Investigators say they hope to arrest that person soon.
Authorities believe Pollara alone has stolen more than $2 million worth of toys just from various Toys 'R Us' since they put him under surveillance a few months ago.
"He's been stealing like this every day for 10 years. For 10 years this is what he's done," said Sgt. Rossman.