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UK: Shoplifter used de-tagging magnet to steal 1,000 designer bags including Lulu Guinness then sold them on eBay for $375,000  A woman made more than $375,000 by selling stolen designer handbags online over a period of 4 years. Anna Hindmarsh, 40, used a de-tagging device to remove magnetic security tags from more than 1,000 handbags from high-end brands including Lulu Guinness and Radley. Hindmarsh, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was ordered to pay back more than $223,600 after being convicted of theft and fraud at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court. A search of her home uncovered information relating to eBay accounts in her name, which revealed the paper trail of hundreds of illicit sales.

Women accused of stealing $14K in iPhones from Titusville Walmart
Two women broke the display case and put 20 iPhones into a purse and left the stores in Titusville, Fla. Police are searching for the suspects.

Shoplifting glasses nationwide problem
Gainesville Police want you to keep an eye out for two women seen in surveillance video swiping thousands of dollars' worth of eyeglass frames. One woman is seen in the video putting several pairs of glasses up her shirt before walking out of a store at Lakeshore Mall. Back in April, Gainesville had a similar theft. In that case, a man and woman were seen stealing eyeglasses. Other local jurisdictions have had their share of people shoplifting eyeglasses. Police said it's happening nationwide all because of the latest fad. It's stylish these days to wear glasses, even if you have perfect vision. "It's the new fad and what we see, with school starting back, people are going out and looking for these items," said Sgt. Kevin Holbrook with Gainesville Police.

Shoplifter dressed as Wal-Mart employee, Conway, SC Police ask for help  On Friday July 31 Conway Police responded to a report of shoplifting that occurred at Wal-Mart on July 29th and 31. Walmart reported that on both dates a store employee found the fire exit door alarm was activated in a back room. She went to check it out and discovered an unsecured door with a shopping cart just outside of the door. The surveillance footage was reviewed and the suspect is a man and was dressed as a Wal-Mart employee. The unknown suspect grabbed a shopping cart, a plastic tote, and then walked to the electronics department and places several items in the cart and exits the business thru the fire exit door.

Three Huntsville, TX men indicted for Organized Retail Theft
According to police reports, two men were observed stealing two PlayStation 4 video game consoles valued at more than $800 from Target in the 200 block of Interstate 45 South on Jan. 22. The suspects were caught on video running out of the store with two large boxes. Officers with the Huntsville Police Department recognized two of the suspects from the video.

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