A Somerset man was arrested Thursday and charged with shoplifting in the Home Depot in Taunton, but it wasn’t for anything small enough to stick in a pocket.

Police charged Shawn E. Almeida, 38, with a single count of shoplifting, after they say he tried using receipts from other Home Depot stores to refund bags of mortar.

Almeida, police said, apparently conspired with another man to pull the unsuccessful ruse, which was witnessed by the store’s loss-prevention agent.

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