November 27, 2005

Lego Thief

Another example of eBay reselling, but this time the thief purchased Legos on the cheap by tampering with the bar codes.

A Target security guard stopped Swanberg at a Portland-area store on Nov. 17, after he bought 10 boxes of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon set. In his parked car, detectives found 56 of the Star Wars set, valued at $99 each, as well as 27 other Lego sets. In a laptop found inside Swanberg's car, investigators also found the addresses of numerous Target stores in the Portland area, their locations carefully plotted on a mapping software.

The total value of the Legos that he sold may reach $200,000.

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