A 33-year-old Schenectady man allegedly went through a store’s garbage receptacles to find receipts.

Matthew D. Simon - East Greenbush Police Department

The problem was they weren’t receipts for merchandise that he purchased. They were from people that had thrown their receipts out. He would go shopping, and then take those receipts and look for the exact merchandise that was listed on the receipts. The problem is he allegedly brought the merchandise to the service desk, and turn everything in at the desk for a refund.

In a press release from the East Greenbush Police Department, Matthew D. Simon was charged for obtaining fraudulent funds. Simon was in East Greenbush Town Court on Thursday.