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Career shoplifter in Polk County, FL arrested in Home Depot thefts; admits to theft for past 25 years, averaging $600 to $700 per day  Polk County deputies said a self-proclaimed career shoplifter who admitted stealing up to three times a week and selling the proceeds for drugs, faces charges in two Home Depot thefts in the past month. Deputies said Richard McIntosh, 56, of Winter Haven, stole $320 in wire on Dec. 6 from a store in Lakeland and $180 in screws from a Winter Haven store Sunday. McIntosh told authorities that for the past 25 years he has brought in “$600 to $700 per day” by stealing gift cards and merchandise from Home Depots, selling the proceeds to buy crack cocaine. (Source

Two Great Falls, MT residents were arrested Wednesday on charges of shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart  Walmart Loss Prevention personnel videotaped one suspect pushing a cart with a $950 60-inch television out the doors on Jan 5. The second suspect reportedly assisted her with loading the device. One of the suspects also attempted to steal a full cart of merchandise in a similar manner Monday, but was stopped at a door and fled. Both suspects were also videotaped escaping with another cart valued at $1,000 the same day. (Source

Walmart baby formula thefts possibly related in Vineland, NJ  The first incident occurred on Jan. 1 around 5:48 p.m. when a man and a woman loaded a shopping cart with baby formula and a 47-inch Vizio television. The next day around 9:40 p.m., a similar incident happened when two women filled a shopping cart with baby formula and a 50-inch Sanyo television. The two thefts total over $2000. This is the fourth incident in two months in which the Vineland Police Department reported baby formula stolen from Walmart. (Source

Walmart Loss Prevention Tased a fleeing suspect in Nashville, TN

Rochester, NY Police nab 2 men in thefts, using fraudulent credit cards at Kohl’s

South Dakota Retailers support tougher ORC law

Woman Resells Stolen DVDs to Plato’s Closet in Broomall, PA


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