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Hancock County, OH: Circle K District Manager charged with $240,000 theft, court orders $150,000 in restitution
A former Circle K district manager was sentenced Wednesday to five years of community control sanctions and ordered to make restitution after stealing more than $150,000 from the company over several years. Donna F. Rexroad, 51, of Dunkirk was sentenced by Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson for grand theft, a third-degree felony. She was also placed on 90 days of electronic monitoring. Assistant Hancock County Prosecutor Alex Treece said the theft exceeded $240,000, but the parties agreed on $150,000 in restitution, the amount that could be proven. Rexroad must pay an estimated $30,000 a year to Circle K. Judge Routson said the amount of restitution is "substantial" and "one of the highest orders of restitution the court has considered."

Chicago, IL: Barneys hit with a $50,000 Grab & Run; nearly 20 purses stolen
Chicago police are searching for three suspects after more than a dozen purses were stolen from a high-end retail store on Oak Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The theft took place at Barneys New York around 10:08 a.m. Wednesday, just after the store opened and when few customers were inside. Police said three suspects - 2 males and one female - went into the store, grabbed several purses, then fled in a waiting vehicle. Barneys has not commented on the incident, but police said the thieves made off with about 15 to 17 purses, valued at upwards of $50,000. No weapons were shown and no one was injured or threatened, police said.

Hunt County, TX: 18 Indicted, 20 still under investigation in multiple ORC thefts: investigation began at Marshall's
As of Wednesday, it was unknown whether the arrests were related to one another or whether they were connected to a reported investigation by the Greenville Police Department at the local Marshalls store. Police Chief Daniel J. Busken said Tuesday that 18 indictments had been issued in the case, with the department wanting to speak with more than 20 others. The indictments were issued sealed, pending the arrest of the person or persons named in the charges. None of the indictments had been unsealed and made public as of Wednesday afternoon.

Franklin, TN: 2 Men Wanted In Lowe's $1,000 Power Tool Theft
Police have been searching for two men who allegedly stole power tools and threatened store employees. Authorities with the Franklin Police Department said the incident happened July 9 at the Lowe's on Mallory Lane. Officials said the two men walked out of the store with nearly $1,000 worth of tools. The merchandise was three Dewalt power tool sets.

Opelika, AL: Police are seeking the identity of a man and woman accused of shoplifting in April from the Wal-Mart Supercenter
Police Capt. Shane Healey said the incident happened on April 26 around 8:30 p.m. He released images Wednesday morning showing the two allegedly exiting the store with $544 worth of stolen merchandise concealed in a large gray plastic bin.

UK: Two Romanian arrested for Shoplifting in Britain; $3,000 stolen within weeks of arrival
Two Romanians who used EU free movement laws to shoplift in Britain have been jailed for 27 weeks each - and now want to go home. Viorel Flamind, 27, and his cousin Lavinia Ferar, 19, stole goods worth £2,600 within weeks of arriving here. They were arrested last Saturday after a young female shop assistant chased and confronted them in Llandudno, North Wales. Flamind has been in the UK three-and-a-half months while Ferar arrived less than a month ago. Within days of meeting up they launched a crime wave targeting Superdrug stores.

Lake Havasu City, AZ: False Information, 2 outstanding warrants and a Theft/ Return for cash, now charged with Organized Retail Theft  

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