OR: 6 indicted in major Organized Retail theft scheme; Police seize $50K of
stolen goods |
Six people have been indicted by a grand jury in a wide-ranging organized retail
theft scheme that targeted several stores throughout the metro. In September
that police recovered an estimated $50,000 in stolen goods from a home. At the
time, police described the evidence as "a large cache of suspected stolen
property." Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau had to catalog the items
and the case was forwarded to the District Attorney's Office. On Tuesday, a
grand jury handed up a six-page indictment. According to the indictment,
detectives have taken 22 separate reports. Thefts are alleged to have occurred
from the Nike Outlet Store, Sephora, Ulta, DSW, Midk Beauty Supply, Walgreens,
Kmart, BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and the Children's Place.
Bothell, WA: Home Depot Employee and her Father accused in $39,000 fraud
Detectives say the daughter, who worked at the store, would return "ghost items"
and credit them to a gift card. Police say the daughter would then give the
card, with an average balance of $600 to $800, to her father, who would then
sell them to an Everett pawn shop for cash. A Home Depot loss prevention
employee noticed the fraudulent activity and alerted police on Monday. Police
say the employee showed police a list of 46 suspicious transactions. A Bothell
police document said the daughter's boyfriend may have been involved in one of
the fraudulent transactions.
CO: Police seeking suspect in $10,000 Kohl's jewelry theft
residents still can't believe the brazen crime that took place inside the Kohl's
store on Sheridan Boulevard. Surveillance video from Jan. 22 shows a man walk up
to the jewelry counter and ask the clerk to show him a $10,000 Vera Wang ring.
The man tries it on and gives it back to the clerk. He then asks to see the ring
again with a magnifying glass. The clerk returns and the man takes off with the
ring. The surveillance camera loses him as he runs outside. Police said the
security guards who gave chase and were assaulted with pepper spray.
Ulster, NY: Two women arrested for $4,900 Grand Larceny for Kohl's
According to the Ulster Police Department, officers arrested two woman following
a shoplifting complaint from Kohl's in the Town of Ulster. According to Kohl's
Loss Prevention, said police, Yolanda Casholle and Anessa M. Newman allegedly
removed $4934.73 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it.
Casholle and Newman were charged with the Felony of grand larceny in the 4th
degree and the Misdemeanor of conspiracy in the 5th degree.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL: Couple hits Victoria's Secret for $600 in merchandise
The pair casually walked into the store and walked over to an underwear display
table. The man grabbed approximately half the undergarments and shoved them into
a bag the woman was holding. The pair then continued walking and left the
shopping center. A store employee immediately called police, but the underwear
bandits got away. The 75 pairs of "Live, Love, Dream" panties were worth over
Rouge, LA: Crime Stopper Tip leads authorities to man accused of stealing from
Investigators said a man wanted by law enforcement officers for allegedly
stealing from Walmart stores was captured Monday because of a Crime Stoppers
tip. Brandon Wheeler, 27, also known as Snowflake, was wanted by the East Baton
Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Authorities said Wheeler was banned from entering
Walmart stores in the Baton Rouge area due to his theft history with them. They
added he allegedly stole from two more Walmart stores in East Baton Rouge Parish
in December and January. He was booked on charges of felony theft, simple
burglary and entry after being forbidden.
Wauwatosa, WI: Woman was arrested for $784.95 in
retail theft at Sunglass Hut at Mayfair Mall