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David Burgos arrested in shoplifting scheme that cost Walmart more than $57,000, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Jul 23 2013 05:05:31 PM CDT
BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. -

A man who conspired with five Walmart employees to steal more than $57,000 in merchandise over a three-month period is now behind bars, officials said.

David Burgos was responsible for $13,847 worth of electronics gear stolen between November 2012 and February 2013 from the Walmart at 3629 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., officials said.

Cameras, gaming systems, headphones, iPads, iPods, laptop computer, cell phones, TVs and electronic notebooks were among the items Burgos and his co-conspirators stole, officials said.

Burgos was the only person involved who was not a Walmart employee, officials noted.

When Burgos would enter the store, he would have one of his co-conspirators pretend to ring up merchandise and take it without paying anything for it, officials said.

Kristopher Herrera, Kory Cherry, Jared Lugo, Jatmarie Merced and Gabriel Pozo are named in court papers as Burgos' co-conspirators.

Burgos, 32, of 1108 Amplex St., Bethlehem, was arraigned late Monday night on five charges, including retail theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $40,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 1.