Stealing is wrong. That’s pretty much universally understood. But going back to the store you just stole from, to sell them the goods you took? Well, that takes a certain kind of chutzpah. And it also gets you caught.
Police in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, report that a woman went into a video game store (called, appropriately, The Video Game Store) on Tuesday and stole several Nintendo DS games. At the actual time of the theft, she was not caught and store employees apparently did not notice the missing merchandise.
However, the 29-year-old woman returned to the store later that same afternoon and sold the games back to the shop (for a total of $US34), at which point employees realised she looked familiar and went back to scan earlier security tapes. On reviewing the tapes, they discovered the theft and notified the police, who later arrested the woman.
She had provided clerks with another person’s state ID card when selling the games back to the store, and so in addition to charges of retail theft, she now faces charges of forgery and theft by deception.
Police: Woman stole video games, sold them back [Citizens' Voice]