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Burlington man guilty of stealing, reselling Legos and other items

Posted by Your Town  July 3, 2013 10:56 AM

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BOSTON (AP) — A Burlington man who stole books, Legos and other items from retail stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire then resold them online for about half their retail cost has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old John Strang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to interstate transportation of stolen property.

Prosecutors say Strang shoplifted as much as $600,000 worth of goods — primarily books, audiobooks and Legos — from various stores since 2007.

He then sold them online for 40 percent to 50 percent off the retail price and shipped them across the U.S.

Strang faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Oct. 15.

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