Man accused in scheme with shoplifting addicts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh record store owner is accused of using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products he resold online.

According to a grand jury presentment, Anthony Cicero, 55, of East Pittsburgh man stored stolen items in the back room of his Slipped Disc record store in Oakland, a trendy Pittsburgh neighborhood home to The University of Pittsburgh.

The investigation stretches back to 2008, when a Barnes & Noble investigator began tracing about $30,000 a week in stolen items to the addicts allegedly employed by Cicero.

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