Man claiming to be military accused of scamming Barrie pet store
BARRIE -- Barrie police have charged a man who claimed to be a military member while allegedly pulling a scam on a pet store clerk.
According to officers, the suspect grabbed some items from the dog toy section at Ren's Pets Store in Barrie's Park Place and then returned them for a cash refund on Tuesday.
The employee told police the man claimed his dog died as a reason why he didn't have a receipt.
Police say video surveillance footage clearly shows the man's actions and provided them with a clear image of the suspect who was later identified and arrested.