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Evanston, IL: Former OfficeMax employee charged with $7,400 forgery
A 39-year-old former OfficeMax employee who reportedly stole $7,400 from the store over a three-month period was charged with forgery Monday, police said. The loss prevention manager of the store, 2255 Howard St., reported the thefts to police Dec. 15, Evanston Police Department said. The employee was initially questioned at the time, but the Cook County State's Attorney's Office requested additional supporting documentation which it obtained more recently.

Boynton Beach, FL: Macy's employee stole $5,000 from store to buy girlfriend gifts
A Macy's cashier stole about $5,000 from the store to try and buy an engagement ring and baby clothes for his pregnant girlfriend, according to a Boynton Beach Police arrest report. Daniel Exalus, 30, of Boynton Beach, faces fraud and grand theft charges. Police arrested him Monday. Earlier that day, a security officer called police after using the store's monitoring system to find money was missing from registers after Exalus had logged into them. He first made seven fake payments to his account ranging from $100 to $2,000. In other occasions, he would take cash from a customer but pocket the money once the customer left, according to the report.

Seguin, TX: Three charged with Organized Retail Theft from Walmart, Hastings and The Home Depot
Police continue to investigate an early morning theft Feb. 17 at the Walmart store on S.H. 123 in Seguin, which resulted in these suspects being arrested and transported to the Guadalupe County Jail: Sabra Hale, 26, Daniel Allen Lewis, 37, and Bradley Brietzke, 22, all charged with Organized Retail Theft. According to Seguin Police Department, officers responded to Walmart just after 2 a.m. on Feb 17 for a report that a man and woman left with unpaid merchandise. Officers caught up with the suspects a short time later and discovered $2,337.63 in stolen items from Walmart, approximately $600 in goods from Hastings in San Marcos, and $698 in stolen property from Home Depot in Seguin.

Franklin, TN: Credit card stolen at restaurant used minutes later
for $3,000 in purchases
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of two women, wanted for using stolen credit cards at the Cool Springs Target. On Feb. 11, the victim's wallet was stolen from her purse while visiting an area restaurant. Immediately following the theft, the suspects used her stolen credit cards to fraudulently purchase nearly $3,000 in merchandise.

Williamsburg, VA: Woman accused of stealing over $500 of merchandise
from Sunglass Hut and Michael Kors
Sandra Christina Bardaro is charged with larceny and shoplifting after police say a video shows her stealing two pairs of sunglasses from Sunglass Hut valued at $404. When police talked to Bardaro, she admitted to stealing $135 of merchandise from Michael Kors as well and items from other stores.

Early Co, GA: Four caught on multiple counts of Credit Card Fraud
Four suspects from the Atlanta area were charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud in South Georgia. Deputies found them at a house on Liberty Street. Officials said Kenneth Carthan, Michael Britt, Taylor Hamm and Melissa Jones were traveling in an overdue rented GMC Denali. Officers seized two guns, one with an altered serial number. Investigators think the four likely committed crimes in other areas.

Delaware woman arrested for shoplifting game controllers
On Feb. 18, Easton Police said officers responded to Walmart for a report of a theft in progress. Police said officers searched Amy Lynn Lane and found four Xbox One controllers and three Wii controllers, needles, spoons and a package containing suspected heroin residue.

Tampa, FL: Police Investigating $500 Tool Theft from Sears at University Mall

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