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Lake Zurich, IL man charged with stealing power tools from The Home Depot
Lake Zurich man with multiple retail theft convictions is accused of stealing items from a Mount Prospect Home Depot store. Ian Ramirez, 30, was ordered held on $75,000 bail Wednesday on retail theft charges. Authorities say Ramirez left the store about 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon without paying for power tools and supplies totaling about $1,366. A loss prevention officer noticed Ramirez taking the items and detained him after a brief struggle. Ramirez's most recent conviction came in 2013 when he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for retail theft, Bargione said. His theft convictions date back to 2006 and include sentences ranging from 18 months probation to three years in prison.

5 charged in Akron/ Canton, OH Organized Theft Ring; theft estimated at over $8,000  Five people are accused of conspiring to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from area retail stores in what law enforcement considers an organized multi-county theft ring. The group stole more than $8,000 in items from Acme Fresh Markets, Kohl's, Target and Giant Eagle stores in Summit and Stark counties during a four-month span, prosecutors say. Investigators believe more people are involved in the thefts, but have not been charged. The group stole the items in 16 thefts between January to April. Authorities seized $8,740 in cash and a 2008 Grand Prix that investigators believe was purchased with ill-gotten money, court records say. Items stolen from the various retailers include razors, over-the-counter drugs and teeth-whitening strips, prosecutors say. In some cases, the group then tried to sell the items they stole to a pawnshop.

Charlotte, NC Police investigating Make-up Theft from Ulta
On Monday, detectives say, two females and a male were seen on surveillance video stealing more than $200 in products from the Ulta beauty store at Hamilton Place. Later, they hit the same store Northgate Mall location in Hixson. In each case, the trio was not after cash. These thieves were pocketing make-up. "We deal with merchandise: TVs, electronics, wallets, anything of that nature. But, make up? Yeah, that is kind of strange," said Sgt. Rebecca Crites who works in the Chattanooga Police Department's Property Crime Division. "But, dealing with shoplifting cases, these people will take anything, you know? From shoes and socks, I'd them take lingerie, you know? Going to Victoria's Secret to steal things."

'Simple City' Theft Ring Suspect Surrenders; 2 Still Sought in Washington DC area  A man believed to be involved in a theft ring that robbed dozens of people in Prince George's County over six years surrendered Wednesday, according to the FBI -- and two suspects are still sought. Accused "Simple City" conspirator Oluwasheun Morrisey turned himself in Wednesday, the FBI said. The three men were among 14 people indicted in federal court on racketeering conspiracy scheme charges in the July 16 bust of Simple City. Simple City is thought to be responsible for dozens of crimes, including car, electronics and wallet thefts; business burglaries; ATM looting and identity theft, police said. Authorities believe the group netted about $5 million over six years of criminal activity in Maryland and D.C.

Rogue River Pharmacy employee accused of stealing $70,000 from Rogue River Pharmacy  A Rogue River woman is accused of stealing $70,000 dollars from her former employer, Rogue River Pharmacy. Police believe she was using a customer merchandise return scheme to steal cash on a regular basis. The Rogue River Police Department filed a charge of aggravated theft in the first degree against the woman for stealing cash over a period of several years. The suspect was fired June 25 after being interviewed by a private security firm, Loss Prevention Group.

Update: Police say, Driver in Streetsboro, OH fatal crash was Banned for Shoplifting  Police say that the driver that caused the multiple crashes on state Route 43 that closed the roadway for several hours on Tuesday had previously been banned from the Aurora Farms Outlet due to previous theft offenses. Police say Frank L. Tindell, 34, and Nadia N. Campbell, 26, both of Cleveland, were seen shoplifting from two stores -- Gymboree and The Children's Place.-- at the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. On Wednesday Aurora police said a large amount of stolen merchandise was recovered from the Chrysler Pacifica, along with several booster bags commonly used for shoplifting, which were lined with duct tape. Both suspects had lengthy criminal histories for similar crimes. Tindell has a lengthy criminal history that includes violence and weapon offenses, along with three active arrest warrants.

Barboursville, WV Police charge 3 in Target refund scheme

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