Man sentenced in theft of headphones |

Man sentenced in theft of headphones

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

A man will not serve jail time for pleading guilty to theft after he stole high-end headphones from an electronics store at Tanger Outlet Center while working on a cleaning crew at the shop, according to filings in 3rd District Court.

On April 13, Mark A. Baca, who is in his 30s, pleaded guilty to one count of theft, a class A misdemeanor. The charge was reduced from a third-degree felony.

Baca was ordered to pay a $400 fine and $2,045 in restitution to the business.

A hidden-camera sting at the Bose store at 6699 N. Landmark Drive helped uncover the theft, according to Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators suspected several headphones were taken from a storage room at the store over a six-month period of time.

Headphones worth about $1,000 were concealed inside a cleaning bucket and removed from the store, according to Bridge.

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Bridge claims detectives observed the theft via closed-circuit monitoring inside the store.