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Police Arrest Suspect for $33,000 in Forged Barcodes

A New York man was arrested this week in Oregon for using forged barcodes to purchase more than $33,000 worth of merchandise for approximately $1,100, according to Tigard police. Jose Modesto Adon-Cano, 25, of New York, was arrested Monday on an aggravated theft charge. Police say Adon-Cano’s arrest comes after a loss prevention officer at a Tigard Home Depot observed him affixing forged barcodes to items last week.

According to detectives, loss prevention officers at the store on Southwest Sequoia Parkway called law enforcement after reportedly observing the Adon-Cano placing circuit breakers and outlets in his shopping cart and then attaching lower-priced, forged bar codes to the merchandise… Fox12 Oregon

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