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King County, WA: Bail set at $1.5 million for 'The Profile Lady'; Seattle Police seek name of suspect in ID theft ring case "
Crooks call her 'The Profile Lady' and tonight Anh Nguyen is being held on $1.5 million dollars bail. King County prosecutors say Nguyen got the nickname for providing victim's personal information or profiles to a ring of thieves who then opened credit card accounts. "Most of the cases that we come across is because of mail theft, residential burglaries and car prowling so I always tell people don't leave anything in your car," said King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mafe Rajul. Nguyen and her mom, Kim Le, are accused of running a massive ID theft ring that stole $395,000 from victims. Nguyen was out on bail when detectives say she was spotted at Sam's Club in Renton last week with a co-defendant opening an account on a victim's name and charging $4,000 worth of jewelry. "ID theft is a serious problem and you cannot continue to victimize people and that's why I asked for a bail increase because Ms. Nguyen had been out on $500,000 bail and that did not stop her from continuing to commit more crimes," said Rajul.

Sarasota County, NY: Two men from Argentina arrested for using $20,000 in counterfeit cash at local stores
Two men who traveled to the United States from Argentina were arrested Tuesday on charges of using counterfeit money locally, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reports. According to the Sheriff's Office, Sebastian Alfredo Medina, 30, and Gustavo Bernardo Mingo, 50, told authorities they had $20,000 in fake U.S. money and used some of it at local stores. They were arrested at the Walmart on Cattlemen Road after being detained by store security.

Marina, CA: Target arrests repeat offender;
stealing nearly $2,000 in video games

Kayla Potter was arrested Friday afternoon on burglary and probation violation charges after Target employees recognized her from previous thefts at the store, police said. Potter faces four counts of burglary and violation of probation after officers located her as she attempted to flee the area, police said.
An investigation found that Potter committed several thefts from the Marina Target store, with the loss estimated at about $2,000. Police said Potter stole video games, which in turn were sold to other retail businesses for money. Police believe other suspects were involved in similar thefts.

Spartanburg, SC: Man caught on camera stealing 14 pairs of shorts from Belk
Spartanburg police are asking for help in identifying a man who they say shoplifted more than a dozen pairs of shorts. The man was seen April 28 gathering 14 pairs of Levi's jean shorts at the Belk in Westgate Mall in Spartanburg. As loss prevention staff approached the man, he ran to a car waiting in the parking lot, where he dropped 11 pairs of the shorts, police said. Police said the man has stolen merchandise before.

Bethlehem Twp, PA: Man jailed on shoplifting 'crime spree'
He faces charges in four cases in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Jesus M. Fonseca stands accused of shoplifting from a Bethlehem Township Walmart twice and trying for a third time all within a three-week period. Store security from the Walmart off Route 191 reported finding an HP desktop computer missing from a display on April 12. A review of security footage showed a man walking away with the $549 computer two days earlier. The same man allegedly stole a television about a week later, and he tried to steal another computer on April 30 before he recognized that store security was on his trail.

McCalester, OK: A third and final suspect in a rash of Texoma chainsaw thefts
is now behind bars

25-year-old Kaci Fox was arrested for grand larceny at her grandmother's house in Atoka. Authorities say Fox, Dustin Ayers and Hayden Davis walked into multiple Lowes stores throughout Texoma in March and April of this year, and walked out with chainsaws to sell for heroin. Ayers and Davis were arrested on April 10 after authorities say they stole ten chainsaws from the Lowes in McAlester.

Maui, HI: Safeway reports theft of $500 in merchandise, Shoplifter stopped by LP but fled

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