Switching the price tags on items in a store — and getting by with paying the false price — has a Corbin man looking at two separate charges of theft by deception.

Pressley Skaggs, 38, of Corbin, was already in jail for allegedly switching the price tags on items at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Corbin on March 27 when he was served with a bench warrant for the same offense on March 28.

Skaggs’ second legal charge came as part of a follow-up investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Josh Scott concerning some thefts at the Corbin store. Skaggs reportedly switched the price tag on an item selling for $299 and replacing it with a price tag for $99. Skaggs paid $99 for the item and left the store.

Skaggs remains in the Laurel County Detention Center on a $1,000 surety bond and a court date of April 22.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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