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ORC 8-27-14




Cops: 4 Brooklyn men charged in Target iPad thefts in Valley Stream, Nassau County  The scheme fell apart, police said, when a loss prevention employee at the Sunrise Highway store became concerned about the purchase, which was in excess of $6,000, and notified the authorities. Four Brooklyn men were under arrest Wednesday, charged with using a fake American Express card to fraudulently purchase Apple iPads and other electronics from a Target store in Valley Stream, Nassau County police said. The incident took place at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. (Source

North Adams, MA man pleads not guilty in theft of baby formula
An admitted drug addict accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of baby formula is being held on $1,000 bail after pleading not guilty to felony larceny charges. Timothy M. Conn, 28, of North Adams, was allegedly caught on tape stealing more than $500 worth of baby formula from the Great Barrington Price Chopper on Aug. 15.  Other charges are coming in connection with the thefts of more than $2,800 of baby formula from the Price Choppers in Lenox and Great Barrington between July 30 and Aug. 25. (Source

Fourth suspect arrested in theft scheme at Sears in Monroe, LA
A fourth suspect was arrested Monday in connection with several thousand dollars worth of merchandise reportedly stolen by Sears employees. Monroe police believe Jonathan Wise, picked up a washer and dryer at Sears with an invalid receipt. After being arrested, Wise reportedly told officers that Kewon Carter provided him with the receipt. Loss prevention associates reportedly found no record of a washer and dryer sold at the time on the receipt. Earlier in August, Monroe police arrested 3 other suspects. An investigation revealed those 3 suspects were reportedly taking unpaid items from Sears on Millhaven Road and placing them in people’s vehicles. The items included a flat-screen television worth almost $1,200 and two sets of washers and dryers with a retail value of around $3,300. (Source

Two People Charged in Easton, MD Shoplifting Spree
An adult and a juvenile face theft charges after police say they stole items from numerous stores in the same shopping center in Easton.  Hitting Rue21, J. C. Penney and Kohl's amounted to $862.96.  (Source

Serial shoplifter pulled knife on Home Depot employees, led police on a chase in Lehigh, PA  It took 4 Police Officers to handcuff Chris Haller, who now faces a multitude of charges. Haller is accused of stealing from 3 Lehigh County stores as well as smashing into 2 cars in his failed get-a-way. The Home Depot theft totaled $932. Earlier this summer, Haller was wanted by police in connection with the theft of $350 in electronics from Wal-Mart and a $2300 in thefts from Target. (Source

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