Zachary Rossi, 29, of Lansford, is facing numerous charges as a result of an incident in Mahoning Township.
Police said that on Nov. 23, at 3:44 p.m., they were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a retail theft.
Loss prevention at Wal-Mart reported to them that a male and female had stolen a Hauwei Windows Phone valued at $211.88.
The male was detained by loss prevention and the female fled in a vehicle with the phone.
The male identified himself and provided a Pennsylvania drivers license to officers. Officers found that the image on the license did not match the male.
The male then admitted he had provided a false name, and he was correctly identified as Rossi.
Police said Rossi told them he used the license to conceal his identity because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Schuylkill County. In addition to the license, Rossi had credit and medical cards in his possession that belonged to a resident of Tamaqua. This person was contacted and informed police he had lost his wallet.
During an interview Rossi provided a name for the female who had fled the store, and took officers to her residence.
Officers reviewed security video and found that the female he identified was not the same person who had been inside the store with him.
As a result Rossi has been charged with the following offenses: retail theft; conspiracy-retail theft; unsworn falsification to authorities; false reports to law enforcement authorities; false identification to law enforcement authorities.
He was transferred to the Carbon County Prison on the outstanding warrant. Rossi was later arraigned and bail was set at $2,000.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.