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A mother and son team now face charges for ripping off to force took toy stores of two million dollars in merchandise.
In yourself it'll say they did it.
They would take boxes of cheaper items.
But put more expensive items in those boxes -- checked out and voila they get the expensive thing for the cheap price.
They say it happened that Toys 'R' Us stores and at least 27 states across the country.
According to court documents appear within resell the items on the -- -- and had nearly a million dollars in eBay and PayPal accounts.
Come with -- attorney -- -- and is back here with us in studio this seems like real trouble for the.
It is an amazing case he teaches us and will teach us so much about a couple of things the presumption of innocence.
Direct evidence and circumstantial evidence what do we know about this case well apparently -- surveillance of the 46 year old son.
Taking the box of an inexpensive item taking out Legos and inexpensive -- white.
And then that's what they had and ended -- -- show him putting something more we know they don't and now fast forward to moving to the end they have.
EBay and online accounts where apparently mom who seven.
Selling expensive toys Toys -- Us toys online and pocketing a boatload of cash.
That's the direct evidence now.
The prosecution wants to prove that these items were stolen.
Good luck doing that if this goes back ten years two million dollars worth of stuff that's 20000 transactions.
They're gonna have to go back to Toys 'R' Us records and reconcile.
And find it wait a minute that -- that was sold.
We don't have a record of -- being sold and how do you prove that it was.
These two -- did it so at first blush it sounds like a slam dunk case it's not an easy case you go back ten years you've got statute of limitations.
Issues so we learn about direct evidence what we can see circumstantial evidence trying to link evidence to get from point -- to point -- not so easy.
I don't know how they avoid all the cameras and I don't.
I don't really understand how you could get the the cheap stuff out of the box and put the expensive stuff in the box and get to the -- -- without being seen every step of the way but apparently.
The prosecutors do not have that kind of evidence.
Well they may not which means these two -- either Smart or lucky and manage to do the swap.
In an area where they weren't surveillance cameras but there's something else interest -- going on here.
Which is how long -- law enforcement know about this and let it go.
They may think they've built up a stronger case because there's more money involved but of course Toys 'R' Us money which means it's -- -- the consumers money because Toys 'R' Us loses money.
You have people buying stolen merchandise.
And you make it more difficult prosecution if you've got more papers to go to to to link everything up.
Was it really necessary to let -- -- shut him down immediately.
Ran these -- with the other players -- you know thank you.
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