A Summerfield man was arrested after allegedly switching pricetags on merchandise at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.
Robert Raymond Hawks, 41, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on a charge of theft after putting UPC barcodes for 28 cents on a Metra 1000-watt amp kit and a Bushnell flashlight, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The merchandise had a combined value of $84.94.
Hawks proceeded through a self-checkout lane and paid 60 cents for the items, using a $5 bill. A loss prevention officer stopped Hawks as he left the store.
Hawks was arrested on a charge of theft. He was booked on $2,000 bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.