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Man saves thousands of dollars on diapers by changing supermarket tags

By Mason White 10:11 AM April 19, 2015
Kevin Hargrove 

By: Feng Qian
A man came up with a scam, which saved him thousands of dollars on diapers.

The young father of Brooklyn, New York, allegedly changed price codes of diapers with items that are just 99 cents.

24-year-old Kevin Hargrove allegedly admitted to the scam, which he carried out at different Stop & Shop supermarkets.

Hargrove was arrested Thursday, after it was discovered that he made regular trips to various Stop & Shop locations and changed price tags on diaper for items of 99 cents, and then paid at the self checkout counter.

Hargrove said that he scammed Stop & Shop supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

“I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember,” Hargrove told police.

The young father told detectives that he kept some diapers for his own family, and sold the rest on the streets, officials said.

He stole a wide variety of brands and sizes. At one point, he allegedly paid $1.06 for about $100 worth of diapers.

Hargrove was arrested on charges of third-degree aggravated theft and two counts of second-degree falsifying business records. Bail was set at $9,000 bond or $4,500 in cash.