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Two men arrested for $4,000 gift card scam

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police arrested two men they say were involved in an organized theft scheme, according to police records.

Chaz Simon and his stepfather, Curtis Pinchbeck, were arrested Saturday after police say they were involved in an organized theft scam that involved merchandise being stolen from stores including Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and Victoria's Secret from January 2013 through June 2014. Simon's mother is also accused of being involved in the crimes.

Simon and Pinchbeck reportedly returned the merchandise to the stores and received gift cards for the stolen merchandise. The gift cards were allegedly sold for a fraction of their face value at pawn shops and other secondhand dealers, police say.

Police say Simon sold nine cards totaling more than $1,600. Pinchbeck allegedly sold 11 gift cards, totaling more than $2,400.

The pair are charged with engaging in organized crime and receiving stolen property.

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