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Credit card fraudster gang hits Target, Lowes, Walgreens, Dollar General, and Walmart stores for $66,000 in gift cards in Sioux Falls  Sioux Falls police are searching for at least eight people who are accused of using stolen credit cards to purchase tens of thousands of dollars in gift cards. From July 19 to 22, two women purchased more than $66,000 worth of gift cards from several local businesses – Target, Lowes, Walgreens, Dollar General and Walmart, police say. The police department received several fraud reports from people from outside of South Dakota saying their credit cards had been used in Sioux Falls. Other fraud cases have been reported in Flandreau and Madison, as well as other states. Detectives think the women are working with six other men, Larsen said. He said detectives don’t think any of them are from South Dakota. (Source

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg, KY as Part of Theft Ring Investigation  Several suspects have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a large theft ring in which the stolen items were traded for drugs. According to a Greenville Police Department report, the department received a report of power tools stolen from Malone Lumber July 23. After an investigation, it was discovered that several power tools were stolen with a value more than $500. The report said the power tools were traded for drugs at a Hopkins County residence. The incident was discovered to be a part of a larger theft ring with the stolen items being traded for drugs. (Source

Save-a-Lot employee and mom accused of theft from daughter's workplace in Magnolia, AR  Magnolia Police have arrested a mother and her daughter after a two-month investigation into thefts from the Save-a-Lot grocery store. On June 7, Cassandra Woodard, 30, a store employee, was arrested and charged with theft under $1,000. The investigation was left open by the police department. On Monday of this week, Dickie Adcox, 48, the mother of Cassandra Woodard, was arrested and charged with four counts of theft of property under $1,000. She is accused of assisting Woodard remove items from the store without paying for them. (Source

Cleveland-area couple tried to take more than $2,400 worth of apparel from Macy's  A couple were arrested at the Sandusky Mall Monday afternoon after they tried to steal thousands of dollars in clothes. Leroy Glass, 57, and Careida Pollard-Glass, 62, were both charged with felony theft and criminal tools possession. The pair had entered Macy's around 3 p.m. Monday and began browsing the aisles. Pollard-Glass soon took out a plastic bag and allegedly began placing clothing items inside. The couple then meandered over to the pricey Polo Ralph Lauren display. They allegedly grabbed a second white bag from Pollard-Glass's purse and began shoveling high-end clothing items in that bag as well. A security guard stopped the pair after they walked out the Macy's entrance and found $2,465 worth of merchandise in the bags. (Source


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