Suspect Plead Guilty in Fraudulent Bar Code Shoplifting Ring

A Murfreesboro man accused in a multi-state fraudulent bar code shoplifting ring has plead guilty to the charge against him in Murfreesboro. Police say 36-year-old James Adkins plead guilty to one-count of criminal simulation between $60,000 and $250,000.

Adkins was accused of operating The 7 Towers, an online eBay business, out of a Murfreesboro home owned by his wife, Taylor Melvin. The home also served as a distribution center.

Detectives served a warrant on the home December 13, 2019. They found more than 6,600 toys, action figures and Lego sets valued between $300,000 and $400,000. A lot of the items were purchased using fraudulent Universal Product Codes (UPC), according to detectives. Adkins wife, 29-year-old Taylor Melvin was originally arrested… WKRN News

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