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Shoplifting sisters sought after striking 47 Targets in greater Atlanta
Authorities are closing in on two sisters suspected of nearly 50 separate shoplifting incidents at various branches of a superstore chain. Sheneka Willis, 22, and her sister, Brittany Willis, have reportedly accumulated more than $24,000 in merchandise since May 1, 2014. Twenty-two of the 47 shoplifting incidents have totaled felony amounts - more than $500 - including the most recent theft from the Cumming store. The south Atlanta residents are wanted in multiple jurisdictions across the north-metro Atlanta area, including Forsyth and Fulton counties, said Bryan Zimbardi, spokesman for the Cumming police. During one attempt the women supposedly used pepper spray on a loss-prevention officer, although nothing in the report stated they had a gun or posed a threat to the public.

'Prolific' female shoplifter hits Fred Meyer & TJ Maxx for $19,000 in Portland  Smith is accused of stealing $11,598.06 worth of merchandise from TJ Maxx over eight incidents, Lufkin wrote in court documents. From Fred Meyer, she is accused of stealing $8,825 worth of goods over 17 incidents. The thefts occurred between August 2014 and Jan. 26, 2015, when Smith was arrested, court documents state. Police said on two occasions, Smith struggled with a loss prevention officer before escaping. On Jan. 11, the same loss prevention officer confronted Smith again and Smith "punched the LPO in her hand," court documents state. Smith has warrants for missing previous court dates, and according to court records, she missed those hearings so she could use more drugs.

Three women hit five stores in Buffalo
Three woman who allegedly stole more than $1,400 in merchandise were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to steal from the Macy's in the Eastern Hills Mall. Deputies say they documented all of the merchandise, worth more than $1,400, and returned items to Macy's as well as the following Niagara Falls stores: Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Hobby Lobby and Laux Sporting Goods.

Serial Home Depot robber caught, cited in Victorville, CA
Dinkins allegedly avoided the alarm sensors by ducking under the ropes near the exit and has been seen doing the same thing "at least 10 times in the past two weeks."

Member of Traveling Group of Fraudsters Pleads Guilty
A Michigan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boise to aggravated identity theft and credit card fraud, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said in a release. According to a plea agreement, Brandt Stewart, 29, of Southfield, Michigan, along with co-defendants Myron Pardon and Matthew Lane, were part of a traveling group from Detroit that came to southern Idaho between December 2013 and February 2014. The group went to big box stores and used counterfeit credit cards to buy charge cards at 10 stores in Twin Falls, Boise and Meridian, the release said. The total amount lost by the stores was $4,105.

Detroit man pleads guilty to $46,000 stolen credit card - gift card shopping spree with two others hitting Southern Idaho stores

Man pleads guilty to using counterfeit credit cards on 395 transactions at various Sam's Clubs in Houston

Police looking for three suspects buying gift cards with cloned credit cards in Ridgeland, MS

PA State Police hunt for man who stole $700 in DVDs, threatened to stab Walmart Loss Prevention agent in Blairsville, PA

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