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Bedford Heights man attempts to "return" items to Walmart that he removed from shelf

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 19:18:12-05

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — South Euclid police have arrested a man who tried to "return" items that he removed from a Walmart shelf.

Police said last Wednesday a 26-year-old Bedford Heights man purchased a hoverboard and a Pacman arcade game at the store.

He returned a half hour later wearing different clothing, picked up the exact same merchandise from the shelves, and attempted to return them using the original sales receipt.

The man was able to return the Pacman arcade game, but not the hoverboard due to different serial numbers on the item.

The total cash amount given to the man was $322.92.

After confirming the fraudulent transaction via the store surveillance camera, officers went to the customer service counter and approached the man.

The money was recovered by Walmart and the man was arrested.