A Kirksville man faces a felony indictment after trying to purchase a LCD television for less than $3 by allegedly replacing its UPC code with that of a water bottle.
Reginald Newman, 44, was indicted Monday by the Adair County Grand Jury and has been charged with attempted stealing by deceit.
According to documents filed in Adair County Circuit Court, Newman allegedly tried to purchase a 26-inch Viore LCD television from Wal-Mart, claiming the UPC code valued at $3.16 was the proper code the television, which normally sells for more than $517.
Perhaps the real crime here is a bottle of water that costs $3.
3 thoughts on “LCD Televisions For $3.00. Yes, You Read That Right.”
$3 bottle of water is definately a crime, although paying that much for a TV is also a crime in my house 🙂
A good TV is worth every penny. 🙂
Ok – you have to admit it – this was a nice try. Maybe he would have aroused less suspicion by using the code from something slightly more expensive though 🙂