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Man tries to steal 3 TVs from Eaton Co. Walmart

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DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – There are sneaky ways of shoplifting items, but one Michigan man decided to try a more direct approach.

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to the Walmart at 409 N. Marketplace Blvd. in Delta Township Tuesday night about 9:00pm on reports of a retail fraud in progress.  Employees had called after seeing a man in the store who had allegedly taken four televisions from the store over the weekend.

The man apparently had three televisions loaded into a cart.  He then just wheeled the TVs out of the store without paying for them and loaded them up in a waiting car.  The car left the lot, but was quickly pulled over by deputies.

Officials say the 37-year-old man was arrested for felony retail fraud and is being held awaiting formal charges.  A 37-year-old woman, who police say was driving the car, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and posted bond.

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