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Morris County business owner allegedly stole more than $1,200 worth of sports and gaming hobby cards from Walmart, resold goods for profit

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County business owner is accused of stealing more than $1,200 worth of sports and gaming hobby cards from the Franklin Borough Walmart and then reselling the merchandise at his store in Morris County, police said.

Frederick Roth, 60, of Sussex, was arrested on Feb. 10 and was issued a summons for third-degree shoplifting and a borough ordinance violation for maintaining a nuisance on commercial property.

During the investigation, officers determined that Roth had stolen over $1,200 worth of sports and gaming hobby cards in November 2020 from the Walmart on Route 23, police said.

According to police, Roth had devised a way to scan the high-value items at a lesser price by using the self checkout aisles and upsell the merchandise for a profit at a hobby shop at which he is the main proprietor in Morris County.

Roth was charged and released in accordance with the NJ Bail Reform Act pending a Sussex County Superior Court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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