The two are identified as Pamela Wallick, 36, and Jesse L. Smith, 29.

Milford police have filed shoplifting charges against a Harbeson man and a woman from Milford in connection with an incident at the Milford Wal-Mart.

Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten identified the pair as Pamela Wallick, 36, and Jesse L. Smith, 29.

Officers went to the Wal-Mart store July 23 after store employees became suspicious when the pair tried to return some merchandise. Their investigation indicated several items had been taken without paying and the couple came back later with old receipts and tried to exchange the items for cash and a gift card.

Wallick and Smith were taken into custody at the scene without incident.

Both are charged with shoplifting, use of an illegitimate sales receipt, theft by false promise and third-degree conspiracy. They later were released on $4,000 unsecured bonds. Both also were ordered to have no contact with Wal-Mart stores, Masten said.