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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Gadsden police say a shoplifting bust has turned into something bigger.

William Barnes, of Jasper, is charged with second degree theft. Authorities say he could face more charges in more cities.

Police say he was caught stealing from the Academy Sports in East Gadsden. Investigators say he admitted to stealing from Academy stores in Hoover, Inverness, Tuscaloosa and other cities.

Police say the total value of the merchandise stolen is estimated at $22,000.

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