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September 23, 2013

N.J. man charged with stealing boots

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The Daily Star

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George A. Rogers, 20, of Mantua, was charged Saturday with petit larceny, state police at Oneonta said in a media release.

According to an investigation, Rogers had taken new boots from a sales rack and switched them with the old ones he was wearing, then walked by registers without paying $49.76 for them, troopers said.

Rogers was arraigned in Oneonta Town Court and sent to the Otsego County jail in lieu of $400 cash bail, the release said.