60-Year Old Charged with Stealing Toy Train
A 60-year-old man returned a toy train at Boscov's for a refund that he had just taken off the shelf, according to court records.
A 60-year-old resident of lower Bucks County took a train set valued at almost $300 from the toy department of Boscov’s at Palmer Park Mall and, without paying for it, managed to pass it off as a return item and receive a store gift card for it, according to court records.
Nicholas Bundro Jr. of 377 Blue Ridge Drive, Levittown, committed the alleged theft on the evening of Jan. 12. He was arraigned Monday.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Palmer Township Officer John Billiard, police arrived at the department store around 7 p.m. – about 20 minutes after a store loss-prevention employee observed a register alert for a merchandise return without a receipt taking place in the toy department.
The employee reviewed surveillance video and saw a man, later identified as Bundro, take a Polar Express Train set from the display area. He went to the toy department register and treated the train set as an item to be returned.
Because he did not have a receipt, he was required to present his driver’s license – a Boscov’s rule for returning an item without a receipt. Bundro was given a store gift card worth $278.25 – the value of the train set.
Billiard obtained a driver’s license photo from the Pennsylvania Justice Network and matched it with the man in the surveillance video – Bundro.
The records do not say what happened between Jan. 12 and today’s arraignment. The criminal complaint was filed Feb. 9.
Bundro was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was arraigned by District Judge Jackie Taschner of Palmer Township and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.