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Piscataway Man Used eBay to Sell Over $200,000 Worth
of Stolen Barnes & Noble
Dominick James Izzo, 49, of Piscataway and Port Orange, Florida was charged with one count of transportation of stolen goods for using eBay to sell more than $200,000 worth of Barnes and Noble merchandise he shoplifted with a "booster bag" announced U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Izzo appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court and was released on a $250,000 unsecured bond. According to the criminal complaint, Izzo allegedly stole merchandise from Barnes & Noble stores in New Jersey, Florida and elsewhere using a "booster bag" to evade anti-theft alarms. He then listed the stolen merchandise on eBay using nominee seller accounts such as "Threefolks", "Gothrifty123", and "Coyne412", "Stand-upcomics386", and "Overstockgallery" to conceal his identity.

Myrtle Beach, SC: Men steal $3K in sunglasses from Sunglass Hut
Police are looking for two men in connection with a shoplifting at the Sunglass Hut in Myrtle Beach where thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses were stolen. two men who entered the Sunglass Hut store, located at Factory Stores Blvd, and reportedly stole at least 12 pairs of sunglasses totaling nearly $3,000.

Mom left 2-year-old in car while she shoplifted from Meijer; Recovered $800 in merchandise, drugs and Loaded Gun
A Richmond mom was arrested after allegedly leaving her two-year-old in the car while she shoplifted at a Meijer. Ashley Doolin, 27, has been preliminarily charged with child endangerment, theft, possession of a schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance, possession of stolen property and criminal conversion. Police said at the time the two-year-old was removed from the car, the air temperature was between 10 and 15 degrees. Police say the child had been alone inside the car for 30 minutes and was not wearing a coat. In Doolin's car, police found about $800 worth of stolen merchandise from Meijer, a loaded stolen handgun and prescription pill bottles that did not match her name.

Valparaiso, IN: Alert employee heads off Best Buy theft
An alert employee at the Merrillville Best Buy store helped head off a theft Thursday night at the sister store in Valparaiso. The employee left work to return to the Valparaiso area and followed two men accused of purchasing two iPad Air 2 devices with a fraudulent credit card. The two men - identified by police as Martazz Williams, 25, and Allen Martin, 18, both of Detroit - reportedly attempted to purchase two more iPads at the Valparaiso Best Buy store using a MasterCard gift card. Williams initially said he purchased the gift card, then changed his story, saying it was a Christmas gift, police said. Police discovered the pair had 13 credit card gift cards and 13 iPads, police said. Police said Williams and Martin also had a list of the addresses of nine Best Buy locations in Indiana and Illinois.

Canandaigua, NY: Third defendant pleads guilty in Lego theft, chase
It's three up, three down in what could be called the great Lego caper. On Wednesday, Ella Cotton pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court to two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault. She is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 3 by Judge Frederick Reed to 31⁄2 years in prison. Hughes, Johnson and Cotton admitted trying to steal more than $1,000 worth of Lego building block sets before store security intervened. They left the merchandise behind before hopping into a car and fleeing the scene, with Hughes behind the wheel.

Palm Beach Co, FL: Two women wanted for theft of high-end sunglasses
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying two women accused of stealing high-end sunglasses. According to deputies, the two women were caught on surveillance video entering Marciano Family Optometric in the 1700 block of North Jog Road in West Palm Beach. The incident was reported between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on Jan. 5. One of the women took five pairs of sunglasses while her friend distracted the receptionist, deputies said.

Sterling Hts, MI: State Trooper helps stop $1,500 Victoria's Secret theft
An off-duty trooper helped stop two women from allegedly stealing more $1,500 in Victoria's Secret merchandise at Lakeside Mall, according to the Michigan State Police. The unnamed trooper was approaching the Victoria's Secret register around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when the sales clerk indicated she just witnessed three women leave the store carrying large bags of unpurchased merchandise, officials said. The trooper identified himself as a police officer, prompting the suspects to flee through the mall. After a brief struggle, the trooper detained a 23-year-old Toledo resident, officials said. The mall's loss prevention officers were able to arrest a 20-year-old Toledo resident without incident. More than $1,500 in stolen merchandise was recovered after the arrests, officials said.

Detroit, MI: Two men are responsible for stealing four blood pressure monitors from the CVS store at 42934 Woodward
The monitors have a total value of $300. Witnesses saw the suspects driving away in a dark-colored Ford Focus.

Riverside, CA: Heath Care worker busted with 70 ID's and 50 Prepaid Debit cards

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