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Syracuse man accused of faking Home Depot barcodes in $10,000 theft across CNY

Syracuse.com logo Syracuse.com 4/5/2021 Douglass Dowty, syracuse.com

Syracuse, NY — A Syracuse man is accused of creating fake Home Depot barcodes to pay lower prices for dozens of items at stores across Central New York.

Jeffrey G. Gordon, 37, was charged with three counts of felony grand larceny and one count of petit larceny after state police say his thefts at stores in DeWitt, Camillus, Clay, Cicero, Auburn and Watertown totaled roughly $10,000.

Because the allegations happened at so many stores, he was charged with separate crimes in three different counties: Onondaga, Jefferson and Cayuga. All told, Gordon is accused of 28 different fraudulent transactions from November 2020 to February 2021.

Gordon would use self-checkouts to avoid scrutiny, scanning the fake barcodes to pay lower prices for items than marked, troopers said.

Home Depot security eventually caught on, with the Camillus store contacting police.

Gordon was charged Saturday and released on appearance tickets.

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