Two people accused of swiping thousands of dollars worth of graphing calculators from Utah Wal-Marts were arrested when they agreed to meet with the cops who found the stolen goods.
In what court documents describe as an "elaborate theft scheme," a man and a woman stole the calculators from Wal-Mart stores in Tooele, Harrisville, Ogden and Carson City, Nev. Salt Lake City Detective Veronica Montoya said the couple would go into stores and find something for sale in a large box, such as a car seat. They would then empty out the box, fill it with graphing calculators and check out, paying only the price listed on the box.
Police eventually caught up to the 27-year-old woman and 33-year-old man when they left all of their stolen goods at the Rodeway Inn in Salt Lake City. According to court documents, the manager of the motel called police Aug. 13 to say she found boxes full of calculators in a room where the guests hadn't checked out on time.