Polk Sheriffs Officers Searching For Play Doh Bandits

Polk County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who allegedly put Play-Doh inside a box that was supposed to contain hard drives and returned them to a Target store where the items were purchased.

Warrants have been issued for the arrests of 36-year-old Jose Rivera Jr. of Winter Park and 32-year-old Rainer Bentulan of Orlando. 

According to officers, the pair is accused of fraudulent returns at Target stores in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia Counties.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says Rivera and Bentulan fraudulently returned about 70 hard drives. When employees opened the hard drives, though, they found Play-Doh.  

The stolen hard drives are worth more than $6,000, and Judd says the suspects can be sure the handcuffs deputies use won't be made of Play-Doh.

Anyone with information is asked to call PCSO at 863-298-6200. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)


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