NH: Police arrest 5 at Lowe's in connection with fraudulent credit cards
Five people from New York were arrested in connection to suspicious transactions
reported at Lowe's Home Improvement store in Salem, police said. Lowe's loss
prevention department contacted Salem police around 3:15 p.m. Monday, reporting
that several men came into the store and purchased a significant amount of store
gift cards using credit cards. Officers said they stopped the van as it
attempted to leave the parking lot. After the stop, police found fraudulent
credit cards in the car.
MN: Mall of America worker helps police nab 2 Identity Theft suspects; over
$65,000 in merchandise
A Mall of America employee is credited with helping police nab two men accused
of using other people's credit cards to buy thousands of dollars worth of
merchandise and gift cards. Kesheng He, of Orlando, Florida, and Junshi Zhang,
of Brooklyn, New York, both face one count of felony identity theft after
investigators say the two men stole more than $65,000 worth of merchandise from
stores in the Twin Cities area. He and a woman went into an MOA jewelry store to
buy a Rolex watch. When the woman handed over the credit card and
identification, the clerk noticed the ID card didn't have a hologram on it. The
clerk told them she'd have to call their credit card company to make sure it
actually belonged to them. When an officer in the mall found the vehicle He was
in, Zhang was driving. Police say 11 of the cards they found are associated with
Dedham, MA: Two Charged with Stealing Nearly $1,000 in Merchandise
at Dedham Mall
On Jan. 23, police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Dedham Mall.
While on the way, officers were informed that one suspect was heading towards a
car. After arriving, police observed a male carrying a pink bag walking across
the lot. One suspect attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended. The value
of the items taken was $540. After about 20 minutes, the woman, identified as
Nina James, 44, left the store and started towards her car. Police approached
James and arrested her. The value of the items taken was $439.95.
TX: Harris Co Deputy arrests two in theft ring hitting Target
HCSO Deputy Reyes received a call for service from the Target in Tomball on last
Friday at around 3:30 p.m. The loss prevention officer had observed two men
loading a shopping cart with expensive vacuum cleaners and Bose stereo speakers.
The suspects placed the cart next to a fire exit door in the back of the
business. The males then exited the store, and one male returned and pushed the
cart out the door while his accomplice loaded the items into a waiting vehicle.
The suspects were in the act of loading the vacuum cleaners, when Deputy Reyes
made the arrest without incident.