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ORC 6-6-14



Two Walmart shoplifters arrested in West Manheim Twp. PA; Police seize $7000 of merchandise from a rental car  West Manheim Township Police arrested on Wednesday two men who are believed to be behind a series of retail thefts from Walmart stores in the region. Darrel J. Sharpeson, 30, of Allentown, and 23-year-old Christopher Dawson,were arrested at Walmart, a little after 1 p.m., after an asset protection officer suspected they were shoplifting. Responding officers searched a rented car the pair had been in and found more than $7,000 worth of merchandise, including iPod Touches, iPads, iPhones and video gaming systems, still in boxes. The goods are believed to have been stolen. Sharpeson and Dawson allegedly stole the items in a theft spree in which they distracted clerks and took electronics from store display cases. (Source

Man Arrested 46 Times in Kerrville, TX: $5 felony may put him in jail for 2 years  Two years behind bars for a stolen bottle of cough syrup? That's how much jail time a Kerrville man now faces after his forty-fifth arrest. Kerrville police say Samuel "Mustard" Stewart took the five-dollar bottle of syrup from a local general store last Thursday. Because Stewart has so many prior convictions, police upgraded the misdemeanor theft charge to a felony, punishable by up to two years in state jail. This past Tuesday while out on bond, Samuels was arrested for a forty-sixth time, after he allegedly stole energy drinks from a local Wal-Mart. Police say that theft charge will also be a felony. (Source

Five Nordstrom Rack Associates charged in $5000 retail fraud scheme in Danvers, MA  A group of five employees at Nordstrom Rack in Danvers are now facing charges that they used the “mobile point of sale” devices in a long running scheme to falsify purchases and returns — including conducting some of the transactions in the men’s room. The investigation, conducted by Nordstrom security and Danvers police, turned up several ways in which the employees allegedly scammed the store with the help of those MPOS devices. The devices, which look like a smartphone but are equipped with a credit-card reader, are given to employees at the start of each shift, then turned in before the worker leaves for the night. (Source

Serial shoplifter hitting Virginia Beach Walmarts
Virginia Beach Police say a serial shoplifter is stealing some interesting items from Wal-Mart stores throughout the city. MPO Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department said the same suspect is wanted in six different shoplifting cases: The suspect has stolen steaks, frozen chicken nuggets, frozen fish and laundry detergent. Borman said the total value is more than $1,200. (Source



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