Man caught in swapping scheme in Cumming

by Staff Reports

February 06, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — A man was caught shoplifting from several stores and returning games with blank CDs inside, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On Jan. 25, the loss prevention officer of Target, 2625 Peachtree Parkway, told deputies a Target in Acworth confirmed that a man had shoplifted five Xbox games.

The man bought the games and returned them the same day for a full refund. The games were purchased by legitimate customers. They returned them because the games were only blank CDs.

The investigation led deputies to a home in the 6000 block of Post Road, where deputies found the car in which the suspect had been seen.

The uncle was at the home and said the car was his. He said he let his nephew use the car to drive to school and knew nothing of the shoplifting

Deputies searched the car and found seven receipts from Gamestop and Toys R Us stores with the same type of pattern of returns, three video games and a PS4 game console.

Deputies obtained a warrant for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting in Cumming, and Acworth detectives will also be collecting warrants for him.