S.C. Police arrest 10 in ORC shoplifting ring Florence Police have
arrested several people in what they're calling a shoplifting ring that cost
several area stores about $30,000 in total losses over the past two years.
Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said authorities became aware of the multiple
shoplifting cases after tying together a series of events and thefts. Raines
said some members of the group would steal items from big box retailers, then
have other members of the group return the items in exchange for gift cards. He
said that others in the shoplifting ring would then sell those gift cards to two
Florence pawn shops for half of their value. Raines said that prescription drug
addiction was the motive for at least some members of the group in the
shoplifting cases. Florence Police say the investigation into the shoplifting
ring continues and say that more arrests are possible. (Source
4 1/2 years for woman who stole $675,000 worth of returned merchandise
A woman who “fattened her own piggy bank” by stealing hundreds of thousands of
dollars of returned merchandise at an office supply store was sentenced today to
four and a half years in prison, DuPage County prosecutors said. Brenda
Robinson, 48, of Chicago, may have diverted more than $675,000 worth of
merchandise over a five-year period before she was arrested last year, officials
Two Cuban nationals busted in Beachwood, Ohio, using fake credit cards to
purchase thousands from area malls Alexy Aguilera, 33, of Doral, Fla.,
and Anders Jose Garcia Borrero, 33, of Miami, entered no plea through a Spanish
interpreter at their initial appearance Tuesday in Shaker Heights Municipal
Court. They were both charged with one count of fifth-degree felony forgery.
Bonnero, records say, has been charged with similar crimes in Florida, including
for having someone else's identification, credit card fraud and credit card
forgery. The case is complicated and suspect the duo made at least $1,000 in
fraudulent purchases at the Beachwood mall from the Sunglass Hut and Sephora.
Winebrenner said he suspects the duo made thousands more dollars in purchases
from areas all over Northeast Ohio and elsewhere. Winebrenner said after they
purchased the items, the duo planned to ship them to someone.
Fencing operation - retail store - busted in D.C.
Stolen cell phones, laptops, cameras and credit cards - more than 500 items in
all - were recovered from a D.C. store. And David Brown, 49, of Capitol Heights,
is charged with trafficking stolen goods. Police say Brown was paying criminals
for the items they stole. Thus far we've linked about 50 of those items to about
24 specific crimes that include robbery burglary and theft of auto. Brown owned
a store where he sold the stolen goods, police say. He was charged in December
2011 with the same crime. (Source
Two busted hitting Lowes for over $7,000 in plumbing equipment in Wyandotte, Mi.
Southgate police arrested two Detroit men suspected of a retail fraud at Lowe’s.
One suspect was able to leave with about $3,900 worth of items. The other
suspect was unable to take about $3,500 worth of items because an employee
blocked his cart, which tipped over. The vehicle they were busted in also was
suspected in an armed robbery at the Lowe’s in Ypsilanti.
suspects arrested after Wal-Mart shoplifting with multiple warrants outstanding
on both in Milford, Del. Two suspects, a 22-year-old Newark woman and
a 21-year-old Chesapeake City, Md. man, were arrested by the Milford Police
Department on Sept. 30 for shoplifting and fleeing police. Investigation
revealed that Juditzki and Feaster removed merchandise from store shelves,
concealed the merchandise in bags and fled the store, Young said. Juditzki and
Feaster were both charged with possession of shoplifter tools, third-degree
conspiracy, shoplifting under $1,500, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal
trespassing. Juditzki also faces traffic charges. Both Juditzki and Feaster were
also wanted on multiple warrants out of various New Castle County courts.
shoplifter busted hitting South Jersey stores - Shoprite and Acme stores in Cape
May and Atlantic Counties A Tuckerton man was arrested on Tuesday,
Sept. 10 for an alleged series of thefts from stores across South Jersey, Egg
Harbor Township Police stated. According to police, a loss prevention specialist
from ShopRite filed a complaint with Officer Michael Finnerty on Aug. 27,
claiming that an individual shoplifted a television from the store. The
specialist also informed police that an unknown white male with tattoos on his
right arm had been committing similar thefts from numerous ShopRite and Acme
stores in Cape May and Atlantic Counties. After Hayek was arrested in
Pennsylvania, he was transported back to New Jersey by Det. Robert Harte, after
waiving extradition on Monday, Sept. 30. Hayek was lodged in the Atlantic County
Justice Facility on several shoplifting warrants out of Egg Harbor Township,
Hammonton, Sea Isle City and Lower Township with a total bail set at $57,500. He
also had an additional warrant for $600 out of Cherry Hill Township.
Silver Spring Township Police seek 2 suspects in Walmart thefts
Silver Spring Township Police said the incident occurred at Walmart in
Mechanicsburg, at 5 p.m. Two male suspects exited the store with several hundred
dollars in unpaid items. Both men got into a car together and fled the area.
Bass Pro Shops in Harlingen arrest 2 shoplifters with criminal tools
Police arrested two suspects after a tip from a customer at Bass Pro Shops just
before 1:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Harlingen police, the officer recognized
the vehicle, driven by a suspect from a recent burglary at the shop. As police
were speaking to the first suspect, a female suspect exited the store. The
female noticed the officers, stopped and immediately began walking the other
way. The female suspect emptied her purse in the back of a truck with almost
$250 worth of merchandise from Bass Pro Shop and a pair of wire cutters she
allegedly used to take the merchandise. Both were arrested, the female has prior
thefts in Washington state. (Source
Finish Line Employee steals 200 pairs of Nike’s
Roberto Rivera, 20, of Oak Forest, was charged with retail theft Sept. 12 after
stealing 200 pairs of Nikes valued at $1,000 over several months while employed
at Finish Line at Orland Square Mall, police said. They said Rivera sold the
shoes back to customers at a discounted price. (Source
Marietta police link two suspects to possibly 16 smash and grabs at Beauty
Stores in Georgia With the average beauty store smash and grab netting
$60,000 in stolen merchandise, police in Georgia worked to identify at least two
kingpin suspects. Joe Ford and Eddie Howard became the focus in possibly 16 hair
extension smash and grabs, Ford was arrested this past Friday while Howard is
still on the loose. Police believe Ford and Howard are part of an organized
ring, both suspects will face racketeering, burglary and theft charges.
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