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ORC male suspect busted after hitting Walmart stores across Georgia  A serial shoplifter is behind bars after investigators say he hit several Walmarts across Georgia and was caught in the act on surveillance cameras. Rincon Police showed WTOC the video that revealed Justin Graham of Jacksonville loading his cart full of hard drives before stealing them from the Rincon Walmart. Investigators say he hit stores in Effingham, Camden, Crisp and Henry Counties, but was finally caught and arrested in Tift County. Police are saying it was how he was shoplifting that made him hard to catch. In April, he was caught on camera inside the Walmart in Rincon. Investigators say you can see him filling up his cart with hard drives and then covering them up, but what you don't see, is him taking a printer out of a box and replacing it with all the hard drives.

In fact, during a routine traffic stop in South Carolina, investigators found four car seat boxes full of Walmart merchandise in Graham's car, but at the time, investigators couldn't prove they had been stolen. Prior to being caught, police believe he had stolen thousands of dollars worth of goods that he would then cash in.

Miami women use phony IDs to open $20,000 credit line, send stolen goods home  Two Miami women accused of credit card fraud in Sarasota County are facing additional charges after they shipped about $20,000 worth of stolen merchandise to South Florida via UPS, deputies said Wednesday. Jennifer Izquierdo and Gladys Perez face numerous counts of grand theft and criminal use of personal identification. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said the women were arrested after providing false information to open credit lines and spend more than $10,000 at area stores. Security at Saks Fifth Avenue contacted deputies Thursday to report that two women used fraudulent driver's licenses to open credit lines at the store. Deputies said security alerted them again after the women returned the next day and were trying to use the phony credit lines again. Deputies said the women spent more than $10,000 at Saks, GameStop and Dillard's. During their investigation, detectives found UPS tracking information and learned the women sent more merchandise to Miami.

Two New Yorkers Arrested At Santa Monica Apple Store; Suspected Of Buying $90K With Fraudulent Cards  When the Police arrived they spoke with loss prevention agents at the store who told them that two suspects had been making very large purchases with fraudulent credit cards. They said that one of the suspects had made a purchase of $7,000 worth of Apple products and had left the store while the other suspect was in the process of attempting to make a second purchase. The agents added that at that time a loss prevention agent had recognized the suspects as being individuals who were wanted in regard to ongoing fraud activity that had been taking place within the previous two days at other area Apple Stores. The total estimate of goods obtained by fraud was said to have been in the area of $90,000. The agent then pointed out the suspect who was outside the store to officers while other officers detained the second suspect inside the store.

Two arrested in Cargo Theft of $130,000 of Pepperidge Farm Cookies, sold at Flea markets and C-stores  "Investigators from South Carolina ran across a gentleman selling the same products at a flea market in large quantities. The items were not out of date and the billing labels came back to stolen property out of Ohio," said Chief Lytle of Old Fort NC Police Department. Grant had allegedly picked up the Pepperidge Farm shipment in Ohio through his employment with the trucking company and was supposed to be en route to Atlanta for delivery. Lytle said that Grant and Carson apparently masterminded a scheme to sell the snack items at local flea markets and businesses and in South Carolina. "Carson then profited over $20,000 by up-selling the product in South Carolina. Officers have recovered around 500 cartons of the 1,885 cartons stolen.

Titusville, FL Police arrest man connected to thefts Walmart, Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply  Titusville police arrested 47-year-old Paul Meeh of Cocoa after linking him to multiple retail thefts across the county on Saturday. Police believe Meeh to be responsible for stealing items from, two Wal-Marts, Ace Hardware and the Tractor Supply Company. Officers responded to the Titusville Wal-Mart where they arrested Meeh after interviewing him.

Charleston, WV Police Arrest Two in Connection with Cabela's Theft Ring
Fitzgerald Ingram and Quinn Collins were arrested Wednesday evening. Ingram is charged with wanton endangerment and being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. Investigators say they received a report about shots fired on the West Side earlier in the day. Officers were on foot when they saw a car take off. The shots were fired at a garbage dumpster in the area. The car was later found with a gun inside. Police also found another gun outside the car that they believe may have been thrown from it. Investigators say they were working on a theft ring that happened at Cabela's where several rounds of ammunition were apparently stolen from the store.

Theft of Pepsi, Nabisco trucks, sale of stolen goods put 2 men behind bars
A pair of Portland-area business owners were sentenced to time behind bars this week for their role in a scheme that involved stolen trucks loaded with cargo that included Oreos, Pepsi and paper products. The thefts were linked to a theft ring run by Randy Steven Coenen Jr., a career criminal and meth addict, and an associate Matthew Belmont.



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