Published: Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:40 PM CDT
KIRKSVILLE - A Kirksville man faces a felony indictment after trying to purchase a LCD television for less than $3 by allegedly replacing its UPC code with that of a water bottle.
Reginald Newman, 44, was indicted Monday by the Adair County Grand Jury and has been charged with attempted stealing by deceit.
According to documents filed in Adair County Circuit Court, Newman allegedly tried to purchase a 26-inch Viore LCD television from Wal-Mart, claiming the UPC code valued at $3.16 was the proper code the television, which normally sells for more than $517.
If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000 or any combination of the two.
He is in custody at the Adair County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
The grand jury also indicted a Novinger, Mo., man on two counts of felony forgery.
David Novinger, 45, was arrested Wednesday for writing checks on two accounts that were not his own.
He is also in custody at the Detention Center on a $25,000 cash-only bond.