PLATTSBURGH - State police have arrested a Colorado pair for an alleged scam against retail giant Walmart.
Martin Beranek, 52, and Michael Underwood, 36, recently returned to Plattsburgh to respond to warrants issued for their arrest in connection to a January 2010 incident. State police allege the two changed UPC codes on items once inside the Plattsburgh store, lowering their prices then purchasing them before returning the items for their full price value. The scam is believed to be part of a plan to defraud Walmart locations along the East Coast.
Underwood is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly running over the foot of a security guard who attempted to stop the pair. He was remanded to Clinton County Jail where he posted a $10,000 bond.
Beranek was charged with third-degree burglary and later released on his own recognizance.
The pair are expected to respond to charges in court this month.