Ryan Bressler Charged With Shoplifting And Larceny
A Mills man is accused is not paying for various items at stores and then trying to return them for money.
Thirty-two year old Ryan Bressler has been charged with one felony count of shoplifting and three misdemeanor counts of larceny.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say between July of 2015 and Janaury 2016, Bressler was going to stores such as Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Best Buy, and he would select various items off of the shelf, and try to return it for a refund.
In some cases, he would take pictures of discarded receipts, then go into the store, find the item and return it.
Sometimes he received gift cards in exchange, and he would take those to check cashing stores to get money.
An anonymous source alerted police to what was going on, and loss-prevention officers at the stores eventually caught on to what he was doing.
Investigators learned that Bressler had been arrested by Mills Police on an unrelated criminal charge, and when interviewed about his shoplifting and larceny activities, he acknowledged them and said he would later plead guilty.
His bond was set at $7,500 and he is awaiting trial.
Shoplifting is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.