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Duo arrested in Tulsa, OK for using over 40 counterfeit credit cards; hitting Home Depots  Tulsa police said they arrested two men accused of ripping off Home Depot for thousands of dollars by using counterfeit credit cards. FOX23 found out the duo was arrested near 71st Street and Mingo Road around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police said 21-year-old Jamauri Gibson and 22-year-old Deion Stegall are accused of driving around to three different home depot stores in Tulsa, buying 10 Home Depot store gift cards at each store for $500 apiece. Tulsa police reported that this resulted in Home Depot having $5,000 loss.

Forks Township, PA man charged after $6,000 scam over many months at Sam's Clubs  A Forks Township man is charged with retail theft after stealing more than $6,000 in merchandise from two local Sam's Clubs by "under-ringing" his purchases at the self-checkout. Richael Platt, 34 times between Oct. 1 and March 9 visited the Sam's Clubs at Northampton Crossings in Lower Nazareth Township and in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, police said. Each time he went to the self-checkout line and only rang up the less-costly items, police said. After reviewing security video, it was determined there were several higher-priced items in Platt's cart that weren't rung up before he left the store, police said. Platt stole $3,918 in merchandise from the Lower Nazareth store and $2,610 from the Lehigh County store, police said.

Syracuse, NY Doctor arrested in $1,000 shoplifting spree; 10th arrest since 1990
Dr. Lisa Freedman took a raincoat, dresses, hats, gloves and other items worth more than $1,000 from Boom Babies at 489 Westcott St., Syracuse, and stuffed them into a bag, according to a police report. Syracuse police arrested Freeman. Kohl's accused Freedman of stealing $884.63 worth of merchandise Feb. 26 from its store at 100 Towne Drive in Fayetteville. The arrest at Kohl's was the ninth time since 1990 Freedman was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, in the Syracuse area, Post-Standard archives show. Some of the previous charges occurred at Price Chopper in Syracuse, Towne Center shopping center in Manlius, Walmart in East Syracuse and Wegmans in Liverpool. Freedman is an obstetrician-gynecologist with a practice in East Syracuse.

Bethel Park, PA Police arrest 3 for thefts at Wal-Mart
Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges of using stolen credit cards in an attempt to steal nearly $950 worth of merchandise from the Wal-Mart on Library Road in Bethel Park. Police Chief Timothy O'Connor said Wal-Mart called police at about 1:30 p.m. when two men, both 31, were seen using multiple credit cards suspected of being stolen in an attempt to purchase electronics. As police arrived, another man in the midst of trying to steal merchandise spotted the officers, thought they were there for him, and fled the store, speeding out of the parking lot in a Ford Mustang, O'Connor said. Officers located the Mustang stopped near Port Authority property a short distance away and took the accused shoplifter into custody.

Thefts by Organized Gangs rising 30% in Czech shops
The number of thefts by organized gangs has been rising in Czech shops, according to the latest statistics of the Securitas security agency released Wednesday. Last year, the number of revealed shoplifting cases rose by 30 percent, compared with 2013, while a half of them were committed by organized groups. Fashion and cosmetics shops are the most frequent targets. praguemonitor

8 women plead guilty in $20M stolen ID Refund Fraud Ring

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