man convicted in $2M Lego theft now held on
$125K bond for shoplifting at Hobby Lobby in
IL After hearing the
criminal past of a Florida ex-convict who
authorities said made $1 million selling
Legos and other stolen goods online, Judge
Brian Telander set the man's bail at
$125,000 on a charge he stole paintbrushes
from a Hobby Lobby. Ignatius Pollara, 49, of
Tamarac, Fla., is charged with felony
burglary. Authorities in DuPage and Cook
counties were notified by Florida
authorities that Pollara had planned a trip
to the Chicago area, prosecutors said. A few
minutes before 2 p.m. on July 3, Pollara
went to the Hobby Lobby in Lombard. He took
paintbrushes and hid them in the small of
his back, then tried to leave the store.
Pollara is seen as a possible flight risk.
Wis. statewide investigation into man committing thefts, fraud and ID thefts
statewide Police say David Lee Peterson often goes to gas stations and
purchases gift cards using stolen checks. Peterson has also been known to create
credit accounts at retail stores using other people's identities, according to
Rochester's ORC thief 'most wanted' has been arrested
Last week's "Rochester's Most Wanted of the Week" - who had six active arrest
warrants alleging retail crime - is currently in jail after being arrested in
Dover. James Hepburn Jr., 38, of 36 Farmington Road, Apt. 3C1, Rochester, is
charged with organized retail crime, three counts of willful concealment, theft
by deception and being in contempt of the court. Two of the charges are from an
April 15 incident, in which Hepburn allegedly stole from Walmart in Rochester.
The next two charges are from a May 25 incident at Walmart. The other charges
stem from a June 5 incident in which Hepburn allegedly stole from Kohl's in
Three arrested in Waco, TX following ORC Theft at Walmart
Three are in jail after attempting to steal hundreds of items from Walmart,
police say. Rachel Leah Black, Crystal Lee Pruitt and George Wright Allen were
all charged with engaging in organized crime. The two women and man were
arrested by Waco police Wednesday for attempting to leave Walmart without paying
for 124 different items. The suspects were still in the parking lot when police
arrived. All items were recovered.
NJ woman charged in shoplifting scam at Walmart
Another person has been arrested in an ongoing scam involving merchandise
shoplifted from Walmart, police said. Detectives learned that several people
have been stealing items from the store and returning them for store credit or
gift cards. The cards and credit were then sold to area pawn shops, police said.
A Franklin woman, Jacqueline Thompson, 24, was arrested Tuesday after police
said she took part in the scheme. When she was arrested, police said Thompson
was in possession of a benzodiazepine narcotic, marijuana, heroin, drug
paraphernalia and needles at her home. She also had an air soft firearm but no
permit or firearms identification card.
2 Cell Phone thieves wanted for shoplifting from Grovetown Walmart
Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies need your help identifying two people
suspected of shoplifting from the Grovetown Walmart. One suspect is described as
a black man with long dread-styled hair, wearing a multi-colored shirt, black
pants, and a dark ball cap. He is accused of taking three cell phones.