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Woman indicted for selling stolen items on eBay

February 12, 2013

St. Louis, MO - Tammy Baggio was indicted for allegedly stealing products from local Sam’s Clubs and re-selling them on eBay.  The indictment alleges that she stole merchandise from Sam’s Club locations in seven different states and sold that product to purchasers across the United States.

According to the indictment, between February and August 2012, Baggio visited Sam’s Club locations in a number states, including stores in the St. Louis and St. Charles areas.  She would select either a large container, such as a trash can, or a cheap item that was packaged in large box, remove the contents and hide the box on shelves throughout the store.  She then filled the empty box with more expensive products, usually electronics or a pet product known as Frontline.  When she checked out the cashier scanned the box and charged her for the cheaper item.  She then allegedly sold the items on eBay.

TAMMY BAGGIO, St. Joseph, MO, was indicted by a federal grand jury in late January on one felony count of conspiracy to transmit stolen goods.  She was arraigned in federal court earlier today.

If convicted, this charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

Additionally, upon a finding of guilt, the defendant will be subject to a forfeiture allegation, which will require the forfeiture of money and property derived from the illegal activity.   

This case was investigated by the Postal Inspection Service, the Des Peres Police Department, and Walmart/Sam's Club Global Security.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Casey is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case,  charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.  

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