bust shoplifting ring at Fashion Valley in San Diego, CA.
San Diego police arrested two people and were searching for
two others suspected of being part of a shoplifting ring
believed responsible for stealing thousands of dollars of
merchandise from high-end area stores. The incident began
about 7:45 p.m. when police officers and undercover
detectives were conducting a shoplifting surveillance
operation Tuesday night at Fashion Valley mall. Police
pursued a black Lincoln Navigator that had been parked in
the mall parking lot with four suspects who had reportedly
stolen merchandise from Bloomingdales, Hollister and
Abercrombie & Fitch. Shortly after the chase began, the
driver pulled the vehicle over and he and three passengers
got out and fled back toward the mall. Two men in their 20’s
were taken into custody. About $2,000 worth of merchandise
in the Navigator was recovered.
Four suspects in Baltimore, MD area identity scheme plead
guilty, now facing 11 to 20 years.
man and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty to fraud and
identity theft charges in a federal case that compromised
the personal information of more than 250 people, including
doctors who applied for fellowships at Johns Hopkins
Hospital, where the girlfriend worked. The four suspects
stole more than $188,000 in cash, merchandise and services,
including renting apartments in the names of doctors. The
scheme ran from August to October 2009.
A Mississippi man has been sentenced to serve 15 years in
prison for selling pirated DVDs and CDs.
Attorney General Jim Hood said Patrick Lashun King, 37, was
sentenced to 18 years with three years suspended this past
week. Hood said King pleaded guilty to six counts of selling
pirated DVDs and CDs before Copiah County Circuit Judge
Lamar Pickard. Hood said investigators seized 10,510 pirated
discs along with computer equipment used for making the
copies at King's home and business. Hood said King was
arrested after selling pirated copies of five movies and one
music CD to an undercover investigator.
New York woman accused of identity theft, using a relatives
Crystal L. Kiebzak , 30, of Darien, was arrested after a
three-month investigation by NY State Police into the
suspected unlawful use of personal information to obtain
merchandise at the Walmart in Batavia. Kiebzak is accused of
using the identification of a relative to obtain more than
$3,000 in merchandise. Kiebzak now faces charges of identify
theft, criminal possession of stolen property, and unlawful
possession of personal identification.
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