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Man Trying to Falsely Return Merchandise Had Five Fake IDs, Police Say

Brooklyn man accused of trying to return items to Home Depot without a receipt.

A New York man was arrested last week for trying to use a fake ID to falsely return merchandise to a Home Depot store, Bloomfield Police said.

Officer Joseph Corio was working an authorized security detail at The Home Depot on 60 Orange St. when store security told him a man was trying to return $300 worth of merchandise without a receipt at about 8:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, police said.

When Officer Corio and officers James Romano and Salvatore Cordi began interviewing Paata Giorgadze, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., he became nervous and ran, police said.

Police caught up with Giorgadze a short distance from the store and arrested him.

Police said Giorgadze was found with five different forms of identification and three pawn slips from New York.

Giorgadze was taken to police headquarters and charged with forgery, resisting arrest, possessing false government documents and obstructing the administration of law. 

Judge John Paparazzo set bail at $25,000 with a Thursday court date.

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