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Ask SSC: Stolen Receipts



Some criminals are willing to go through any means to an end, even digging through trash. Bellingham police discovered a new crime involving receipts stolen from trash cans.

Bellingham Police Lt. Bob Vander Yacht said thieves go through trash outside of local stores, grab receipts, and make note of the items listed and their codes. They then enter the stores, find matching items, and use the receipts to “return” them at the customer service desk.

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