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UPDATE Lindale, TX: More identities released for those involved with multi-state theft ring
New details have emerged regarding the identities of those involved in an organized theft ring that's been burglarizing businesses in East Texas and several other states. On top of break-ins in Lindale on January 10th, 2016 and Sulphur Springs on November 23, 2015, police now say the same group hit Atwoods Ranch and Home in Tyler on January 11, 2016. That's how it all started, and in a Wednesday meeting, law enforcement from 20 different agencies both in and out of state discussed thefts in their areas, tied to a multi-state theft ring.

Eugene, OR: Four Portland women charged with Organized Retail Theft: stealing over 50 Fitbits
Four Portland women are accused of organized retail theft after they allegedly stole more than 50 Fitbit activity trackers from two Eugene businesses in one day. According to a search warrant, the suspects took the trackers from the AT&T and REI store. The Fitbits with models ranging in price from $59.95 to $249.95 are estimated to total $7,000 in value.

Burnet, TX: Walmart Jewelry Thief sentenced to 15 Years for ORC
Matthew Wayne Manning was convicted Monday of Organized Retail Theft and assessed his punishment at 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Manning was charged with stealing multiple necklaces from a glass case display at Walmart, merchandise was valued at $1,662. Manning has a prior criminal record.

Waldoboro, ME: Woman pleads guilty to $6,000 shoplifting spree, barred from Rite Aid, Family Dollar and others
A woman has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the theft of more than $6,000 in merchandise from stores in Damariscotta and Waldoboro. Karena S. Parker, 38, pleaded guilty to 2 felony and several misdemeanors. She was sentenced to two years in custody with all but a 90-day jail term suspended. Her probation conditions bar her from Hannaford Supermarket, Renys, and Rite-Aid in Damariscotta, as well as Family Dollar in Waldoboro, and require counseling for psychological issues. Parker stole $2,357.19 in merchandise from Rite-Aid and $2,012.34 in merchandise from Renys on Sept. 14, 2015. While free on bail, she stole about $50 in merchandise from Family Dollar on Sept. 16 and $759 in merchandise from Hannaford on Oct. 8.

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