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Man Accused of Selling Stolen Game Controllers to Game Stop

Police say suspect and another man steal 13 video game controllers from Walmart, then one of them goes and sells them to Game Stop later in the day.

A 19-year-old Racine man is accused of stealing 13 video game controllers from Walmart then selling them to a store at Regency Mall.

Deantrae A. Woods was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of felony retail theft. If convicted, he faces up to 1 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, security officers at Walmart saw Woods and another man enter the store, then use motorized scooters to go to the electronics section. Once in the section, the two loaded up the scooter carts with Xbox and Nintendo Wii controllers, then went to the sporting goods aisle where they took the items out of the box and left the store with the controllers.

A total of 13 controllers valued at $625 were taken.

At 7:15 p.m., Mount Pleasant police officers were called to Game Stop after staff there reported Woods and another man were selling stolen items to the store. Woods sold eight controllers to Game Stop for $115, but a clerk there told officers he recognized Woods from a previous visit when Woods also sold the store some controllers.

Woods is currently being held in Racine County Jail on a $1,000 signature bond while awaiting trial.

CowDung November 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Certainly 'selling 13 game controllers to Game Stop' isn't against the law, is it? Shouldn't the word 'stolen' appear somewhere in the headline?
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Good point! Thanks for the note.

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