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Quirky crime of the day

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By Damon Lawrence

Altered bar codes reportedly allowed a man to dupe Walmart last month.

According to a Rockwood police report, the man purchased two PlayStation 3 games at 9:47 a.m. on March 24.

“At about 1:22 p.m. the same day he returned two cheaper PS3 games that had the bar codes to the ones from this morning on them,” the report said. “He was able to get his full money back on the games as security did not catch the altered bar codes until later in the day.”   


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