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In January 2010, Cheryl Ann Tchida of Woodbury, Minn. filed a claim for missing items totaling more than $20,000 after reporting a burglary at her home. Tchida alleged that she had purchased one of those items, a TV, at Circuit City in 2008, but officials discovered that particular model was not sold until April 2009, a month after Circuit City closed because of bankruptcy.

As investigators became involved with the case, they discovered other items, those that Tchida had claimed were missing, in various locations around her home and garage, and Tchida was charged with insurance fraud. She served 36 days of electronic home monitoring and was also sentenced to 7 years’ probation.

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