CHIPLEY — A Chipley man was arrested on charges of petit theft and dealing in stolen property after he allegedly returned stolen items to Walmart for a refund.
Edgar Don Juan De La Torre, 32, of Haley Drive in Chipley, was arrested for petit theft and dealing in stolen property on Dec. 15, according to a Chipley Police Department report.
On Dec. 3, the Chipley Police Department opened an investigation involving a theft case at the Walmart Supercenter. The investigation started on Dec. 1 when a man the police identified as De La Torre walked out of the store with an item for which he did not pay, according to police.
On Dec. 2, De La Torre returns to the store to refund the stolen item. He received a gift card in the amount of $53.50 for the returned item, then between four and five hours later he returned to the store and redeemed the fraudulent gift card by purchasing jewelry items, according to police.