Couple busted swapping price tags in Nashua call in bomb threat

A Massachusetts couple was arrested after switching price tags and then calling in a bomb threat to a Nashua Kohls store.  (Credit: Google Images)
A Massachusetts couple was arrested after switching price tags and then calling in a bomb threat to a Nashua Kohls store.
Credit: Google Images

A Massachusetts couple was busted switching price tags at a Nashua Kohl’s store. Naturally, they decided their next move should be to call in a bomb threat to the store as a diversion.

Alicia and Michael Chapman of Pepperell, Mass., were spotted switching price tags on clothing with tags from cheaper items at the popular Nashua Mall store, the Nashua Telegraph reports. After Alicia was caught by store employees, Michael called in a bomb threat in order to allow time for Alicia to evade arrest. According to police, the call was made right outside the store.

The store was subsequently evacuated, but authorities did not find any suspicious activity.

Matthew Chapman was arraigned Monday on one count each of making false reports as to explosives, a felony, and criminal liability to theft by deception, a misdemeanor, police told the Telegraph.

Alicia Chapman is charged with theft by deception. Police said she’s scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 6 in Nashua district court.

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