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A Florida man is accused of using a 24-cent packet of Kool-Aid to rack up nearly $1,000 in fraudulent charges at a Walmart in North Naples. 37-year-old Bradley D. Young, who is also a felon out of Ohio, faces grand theft and shoplifting charges.
Police were called to the store at around 5:45 p.m. Sunday on reports of a theft in progress. Police said that a store loss prevention officer watched him scan merchandise with a Kool-Aid packet concealed in his hand so the items rang up as 24-cents each.
Young is accused of ringing up three packets and some other small items totaling $24.44 for $994.13 worth of merchandise. The worker told police she recognized Young from a prior incident at the store.
He is accused of walking out of the store with a shopping cart of unpaid items, including a scooter valued at $248, a dual navigation system valued at $119.87 and $160 worth of batteries. Deputies arrested him at the store.