Hermitage, PA: A couple has
been jailed after their arrests for allegedly using stolen identities and stolen
credit cards to obtain thousands of dollars worth of merchandise Hermitage police said Abdul Rauf Sani, and Alizabeth
Ellen Sani were arrested on warrants for access device fraud, identity theft,
receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. The arrests came after a
4-month investigation revealed the husband and wife obtained and/or purchased
electronics, furniture, plumbing fixtures, household items, clothing and
automotive parts with stolen credit cards numbers, police said. Some of the
victims were local and others scattered across the United States. Seized from
the storage lockers were 20 gallons of paint and an estimated 30,000 plain
T-shirts in various colors, police said. Police said Sani, who was born in
Ghana, admitted he knowingly received the illegally acquired items which he
intended to ship to Africa to pay on a debt and for personal benefit.
West Warwick, RI: State
Trooper's Seat-belt stop leads to arrest of brothers, charges of shoplifting
$10,000 in medication from CVS At 3:11 p.m.
Saturday, a trooper stopped a motor vehicle occupied by two brothers from
Pennsylvania. While speaking with the occupants, the trooper glimpsed silver tin
foil duct tape and a piece of steel mesh nylon on the rear seat. Through his
experience the trooper was aware that these items are commonly used in "boost
bags" during the act of shoplifting to avoid security detection. Both occupants
were taken into custody on the charge of obstruction of a police officer, and
while searching them in connection with the arrest. The trooper "observed a
layer of tin foil duct tape affixed to the inner portion of the men's pants."
Located during a search of the vehicle, the state police allege, were three
large plastic trash bags containing $10,000 of non-prescription medication with
the security labels still attached that had been stolen from four CVS stores in
Rhode Island. They also seized Walmart receipts for tin foil duct tape, the tape
itself, a piece of steel mesh nylon and a package of Heat-n-bond brand adhesive.
Vacaville, CA: Police arrest
5 stealing $4,700 in energy drinks Red Bull gives
you wings...or in this case, a pair of shiny bracelets and some time in jail.
That's what five men from Oakland discovered after stealing $4,700 in Red Bull!
Earlier this evening the crew was seen at a local grocery store wheeling out a
cart full of the popular energy drink. They loaded the stolen product into a
rented U-Haul van and sped out of the parking lot, running a posted stop sign
and red light. The keen eye of a Vacaville officer spotted the van on westbound
I-80. A traffic stop was conducted and the five individuals were taken into
custody. After searching the van, it was evident that our local grocery store
was only one of many the crew had graced with their presence. Four of the men
were booked into Solano County Jail. The information is listed below. The fifth
subject was booked into juvenile hall.