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Alabama Woman charged with $10,000 Toy R Us theft
Dothan police recently arrested a woman, charging her with allegedly stealing $10,000 from the Toys R Us department store. Court records show Dothan police investigators arrested Saranda Arnika Bristol, 25, of Lake Street, and charged her with felony first-degree theft of property. Records show police charged Bristol with stealing $10,000 worth of store credit cards on Tuesday. (Source

Kroger Plus card links ex-mailman to stolen credit cards in Columbus, OH
Warning to would-be crooks: Don’t try to rack up Kroger fuel points when you’re buying stuff with a stolen credit card. That’s what apparently led postal investigators to former mail carrier Arlie O. Ruff of Bexley. Ruff, 67, was in U.S. District Court yesterday on charges that he used credit cards from mail stolen along his Galloway and Far West Side route between 2003 and 2009. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. A 2009 search warrant for Ruff’s home says that special agents tracked him down through his Kroger Plus card. Ruff used the card when he bought nearly $7,000 in gas, merchandise and gift cards with several credit cards that he had stolen from customers along his mail route. Special Agent Scott Balfour, public information officer for the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, did not provide specifics of why it took five years to charge Ruff. (Source

Two women in Niceville, FL charged in $3,000 shoplifting case  Two women are charged with shoplifting more than $3,000 in merchandise from Walmart in Niceville last week. Christie Lena Chapman and Tracy Lynn Davis are charged with grand theft. The two women walked around the store for an hour and 35 minutes, “continuously” putting merchandise into “back-pack style bags,” as well as into “rubber containers, obtained from Walmart,” the reports said. Davis is also charged with resisting in the recovery of items and resisting an officer without violence. (Source

$3,000 in goods bought with stolen credit card number recovered - 5 arrested in Riverside, CA  Riverside police recovered more than $3,000 in stolen property and arrested five people at a residence Wednesday, Aug. 27, in an investigation into credit card fraud. The department's Metro team served a search warrant in the 8600 block of Indiana Avenue looking for merchandise that had been delivered there after being purchased with a victim's "compromised" American Express card, a news release said. (Source

Man charged with a felony for defrauding The Home Depot store of $3,150 in Wyomissing, PA  Felony charges have been levied against Todd D. Livinghouse, a Laureldale man, for committing multiple instances of fraud at the Home Depot store in Wyomissing. The Home Depot, reported that the suspect had committed nine separate instances of retail theft from the store. Livinghouse took cans of paint from the store, on each day and then passed by manned registers on his way out without paying for the merchandise. Later, on each of those days, either Livinghouse or one of two accomplices walked back into the store and fraudulently returned the items without receipts for store credit in the full amount of the stolen items plus the sales tax. (Source

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