MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -

A 59-year-old man is accused of trying to steal tooth-whitening products at a Meijer store in Madison Heights.

Police say William Scott, 59, of Southfield, walked into the Meijer on 13 Mile Road and grabbed 40 boxes of "Crest White Strips," costing up to $50 each.

When Scott tried to leave, a greeter asked him for a receipt. Police say he started running, but tripped on a curb, dropping $1,700 worth of stolen white strips.

Store employees helped police find and arrest Scott who now faces up to five years in prison for retail fraud.