WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) – Police say a man who appeared to be a picky customer was a thief who stole $100,000 from a Rockland County electronics store through a merchandise-return scam.

The 47-year-old man was charged Friday with larceny, possessing stolen property and falsifying business records. He has been released on $8,000 bail.

Clarkstown police say he repeatedly bought electronics from a Circuit City store and sold them online. Then he went back to the store, picked up the same items he had bought and used his original receipt to return them for a refund.

Clarkstown police say the man kept detailed computer records on the scheme, which dates to 2006. They say it unraveled when a manager grew suspicious.


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