Man Arrested For Large Screen TV Scheme

Clearwater, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A man has gone bust for a scheme to defraud and steal from several Pinellas County Walmart and Target stores.  

Deputies say 41 year-old Joseph Epling purchased new large screen televisions and then replaced them with broken tvs.  Investigators say Epling would return the broken tvs and get cash back from the stores.

Detectives says Epling would then sell the brand new large screen televisions, via various online sales and social media sites.

The Pinellas Sheriff's Office Burglary/Pawn Unit is asking for anyone who had dealings with Epling to call them at 727-582-6948.

Photo courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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