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Couple ‘low on money’ arrested after switching price tags on merchandise at Target

Angel Perez
Naedny Castro-Ojeda

A couple “low on money” was arrested after switching price tags on merchandise at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages.

Naedny Castro-Ojeda, 21, and Angel Perez, 19, both of Belleview, entered the store on Friday and were seen concealing electronic items in a Target bag they had gotten from the grocery department, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. The pair went to the school supplies aisle where they took price tags off rulers and then stuck them on the higher priced merchandise. They then went to the self-checkout station where they scanned the lower priced price tags. They left the store, but were escorted back in by store personnel.

The two paid a total of $5.33 for the items that would have cost $270.39.

Perez told police they were “low on money.”

Both were arrested on theft charges and booked at the Lake County Jail. They were released after posting $500 bond.

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