- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A retail theft suspect has been jailed and now faces a new charge after a prosecutor says the Pennsylvania man brought a bogus receipt for the merchandise to his preliminary hearing.

The defense attorney for 34-year-old Adam Arena, of Richeyville, could not immediately be reached Thursday for comment on a new charge of records tampering.

According to the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (https://bit.ly/1hgPBG8 ) Washington County Assistant District Attorney Josh Carroll asked police to arrest Arena after he presented the bogus Wal-Mart receipt Tuesday.

Arena was in court on charges he stole $289 worth of video game and electronics equipment from a store in South Strabane Township on March 19.

Arena presented the receipt - which a store employee said was fake - in attempting to claim he paid for the merchandise.


Information from: Observer-Reporter, https://www.observer-reporter.com

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