Enquirer Herald

York police probe shoplifting scam

York Police are investigating a shoplifting scam that struck the York Wal-Mart this summer, according to a York Police report.

Police on Aug. 20 met with a loss prevention official from Wal-Mart to discuss the case. The store official told police that on July 6 a man returned a counterfeit Microsoft Office software package to the York store and received $597 of store credit that he used to buy electronics, phone cards and gift cards.

The man is described as a white male, age 25 to 30, wearing a ball cap, dark glasses and a dark long sleeve shirt, the report states. He remains at-large.

The Wal-Mart store officials says the same scam has happened at about 100 Wal-Mart stores across the region, according to the report.