Man Who Changed Bar-Codes at Chain Store is Sentenced.
His target was one of the largest stores in the nation, but in the end, a 36-year-old man’s scam would run its course.A Montgomery County Judge sentenced Damien Gasdaska to a prison term of 15 months to four years for being the mastermind of a scam that changed the bar-codes on merchandise at Target stores in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Authorities say Gasdaska operated the scam between February and July of 2011. Cheltenham Police and Target Security were able to discover how the bar-codes were being changed. Court records show that Gasdaska opened an E-bay store, where 172-thousand dollars of the merchandise was sold to unknowing buyers.Authorities believe the scam was used in 9 other counties in Pennsylvania.Gasdaska’s last know addresses were in Allentown and Phillipsburg, New Jersey.