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Edgewood, MD man facing multiple theft counts
for stealing $45,000 from retailers
Tony Eugene Lindsey, 30, of Edgewood, allegedly stole more than $45,000 worth of merchandise from several Harford County businesses, according to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Monday. According to the release, in August 2015, detectives with the Harford County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division became aware of an individual making numerous transactions at local pawn shops. The individual was pawning multiple items that were new or like new, according to police. Detectives gathered a description of the individual and were able to determine, after speaking to local businesses at a Harford County Sheriff's Office ALERT meeting, that the same individual was allegedly involved in several shopliftings and shoplifting attempts in Harford County that had been occurring since January 2015. The more than $45,000 worth of merchandise allegedly stolen from retailers between January and October 2015, was in turn allegedly pawned for profit by Lindsey police said.

New London, CT: Rent-A-Center manager stole $35K worth of merchandise
The former manager of a rental equipment store in Norwich is accused of stealing more than $35,000 worth of merchandise and creating fake accounts to blame the losses on customers. Zachary Crowe, 36, of North Windham, is charged with first-degree larceny and appeared Monday in New London Superior Court. Crowe managed the Rent-A-Center on in Norwich from 2005 until he was fired Feb. 26, 2015 when his embezzlement was discovered. Police said Crowe admitted to his boss the day he got fired he had been stealing cash bank deposits to pay for merchandise and money owed on fake customer accounts he had created. Crowe stole about $5,800 from six deposits he made in January and February, police said. Crowe said he created about 50 "ghost accounts" belonging to existing and new customers to cover up the loss of merchandise. After an investigation, Rent-A-Center loss prevention officials told police in June, 59 items of stolen property, valued at $35,544, were hidden in 39 customer accounts without customers' knowledge.

Fayetteville, NC: Mother and daughter arrested after a 4 month ORC spree
A mother and daughter were arrested Monday in connection to a string of organized retail crimes over the past four months. Jami Jackson, 28, and Tori Goutier Shouse, 51, were arrested after attempting to pawn a stolen guitar. Investigators determined that Jackson was wanted for a string of thefts from several stores during a crime spree that spanned from Sept. 19 to Jan. 10. Authorities said she stole merchandise totaling $5,196.50 from retail stores including Lowes, Target, CVS, Family Dollar, BJs and Guitar Center. Jackson was charged with felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, two counts of felony conspiracy, 11 counts of misdemeanor larceny, 11 counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, and five counts of misdemeanor conspiracy.

Conover, NC Man Charged with Habitual Larceny
30-year-old Randal Jordan was arrested Saturday on one felony count of habitual larceny. He was arrested after a Loss Prevention Officer at Target in Hickory after attempting to steal two Dyson vacuums valued at $999. Officers arrived and learned that the Jordan was also a suspect in a previous incident that occurred in July of last year.

Twin Falls, ID: 5 Charged with Burglary
at Wal-Mart
Three women wearing matching jumpsuits and two men were arrested at Wal-Mart Saturday and charged with stealing more than $800 in store merchandise. Police responded to a report of five people working together to conceal store items in a shopping cart. The security employee told police the group exited the store pushing a cart "loaded with merchandise. The items were placed in Wal-Mart bags the group brought with them.

Burlington, VT: Man arrested in Concord for larceny had 9 open warrants
Concord police have arrested a man for larceny into a business, and identified him as the suspect allegedly involved in multiple thefts throughout eastern Massachusetts. Steven Stanley, was the man involved in the $250 eyeglass frame larceny from Concord on Jan. 8. Stanley was also found to have nine open warrants in Boston, Burlington. Braintree, Randolph, Wrentham and Natick for similar theft and ORC charges. He was also listed on the Boston Police Department's most wanted list.

Thibodaux woman accused of felony theft
for returning merchandise she didn't buy
On Friday, January 8th, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police say 28-year-old Rhaneka Mathews took items off of a shelf at a business in the 400 Block of North Canal and brought them to customer service for a store credit. Police were notified and arrested Mathews before she left the store. Because she had previous convictions for Theft, this latest arrest was a felony.

Providence, UT: Hearing set in baby formula theft; 400 containers recovered
Three suspected baby formula thieves are set to appear in 1st District Court next week, where investigators may present evidence tying them to thousands of dollars in stolen baby formula. Selford and Iolanda Velcu and Elisabeta Zatreanu each appeared in court Monday where prosecutor Jacob Gordon argued against releasing the defendants on bail. The three of them were arrested Dec. 28 after they were spotted at the Macey's grocery store in Providence. When investigators served a search warrant obtained that day, they found a storage shed filled with more than 400 containers of formula.

Lake Orion, MI: CVS hit for 90 bottles of nail polish, valued at $1,600

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