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Police: Somerset County man nabbed in toilet theft scheme



ong> - Police said a Somerset County man's toilet theft scam didn't end with a clean getaway.

Bobby Clifford Smith III, 32, faces theft and related charges for exchanging a toilet he didn't buy for gift cards at an area home improvement store, police said.

State police said Smith, of Windber, entered the store on Aug. 28, grabbed a toilet from a shelf and immediately went to the return line to exchange it for more than $600 in gift cards.

Investigators said surveillance footage from the store captured the entire thing.

Smith was arraigned Tuesday and bail was set at $30,000.